Recently I mentioned that, over the years, I have grown to deeply appreciate the attribute of the sovereignty of God especially as I need to calm my soul. Even as I typed those words in a recent Victory Call, a little nagging thought twittered in the back of my brain, “Do you appreciate God’s sovereignty to calm your soul but not appreciate His sovereignty to rule in your own life?” Ouch.
In the process of looking for a quote from R. C. Sproul, I found this R.C. quote that nailed my issue right on the head, “Most Christians salute the sovereignty of God but believe in the sovereignty of man.”
“This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;” Mt 15:8
I can say I believe in the sovereignty of God but if I live as if I am in control of my own life do I really believe it or just know it? My life, not my words, demonstrates my real beliefs. So that begs the question: do I just salute the sovereignty of God or do I really believe it?
Thoughts to ponder today.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years. She has 2 adult children, 3 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.