A God of…

I wrote this when I was 23 years old… just before I entered medschool… 😉 Here it is:


In my 23 years of existence in this world, here are some of my realizations about God:

First, He is the God of History. History is not a random flow of events, for God is working out in time a plan which He conceived in a past eternity and will consummate in a future eternity. From the very beginning where I felt the Lord’s heartbeat for the lost to this day, I saw God’s intricate weaving of complementary and fuelling events that helped me form who I am now. He allowed me to see the lost with His eyes thus giving me the heart of a missionary.

Second, He is the God of Covenant. God is gracious enough to make His promises, and He always keeps the promises He makes. He is the God of steadfast love and faithfulness. Not that He always fulfills His promises immediately. We have to be content to wait for God’s time. The next school year, I will be pursuing the medical world – I will be studying at St. Luke’s College of Medicine. But that doesn’t mean He will not fulfill what He has impressed upon me to work as His faithful servant in reaching the unreached. He prepares me, excellently fulfilling His part of the covenant that we agreed upon.

Third, He is the God of Blessing. His principal and characteristic work is to bless people with salvation, for “The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some counts slowness, but is patient toward you. Not wishing that any should perish, but all should reach repentance.” Need I say more?

And fourth, He is the God of Mission. And since missions is close to God’s heart, it is just right as His child for me to engage with it too.

I pray that “all families of the earth” (Genesis 12:1-3) will be written in our hearts. It is this expression that reveals the Living God to be a Missionary God. It is this expression too that condemns all our petty parochialism and narrow nationalism, our racial pride, et. Al. How dare we adopt a scornful or even indifferent attitude to any person of another culture or group if our God is a God of the “families of the earth?” We need to become global Christians with a global vision because we have a global God.

~ by carlomer on January 7, 2010.

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