The Almighty - 5 February 2018

Hennie Symington

I am God, the Almighty … and I will make my covenant between me and you…” Genesis 17:1b-2

What do we mean when we proclaim God as almighty? Take note of the comma between “I believe in God, the Almighty” as it is written in the Creed. Firstly, God’s paternity is acknowledged, and secondly his omnipotence. God’s might is defined by his love. This puts us as his children in a completely different position as those who see themselves as helpless and at the mercy of other powers and false gods threatening to wipe them out. 

As Christians, we believe that God is mighty, and indeed, almighty. His power means that God can do all things he sees fit to do within his benevolent will. Because God is Almighty, He takes care that all things happen according to his plan, and that He achieves his purpose within creation.

As the Almighty Father, He not only commands the stars and the planets, but also stops by at my home or abode and lets his will be done in the corner of his creation where I find my myself.

As the Almighty Father, He recreates my own heart. In Ezekiel 36:26 we read: "A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh."In light of this, I can unequivocally proclaim that “I believe in God, the Father, the Almighty!”

Prayer: Almighty God, maker of all that exists, recreate my heart and soul that that your will be done on earth as well as in my life. Amen

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