A God that Serves
“And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the LORD heeded the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel” (Joshua 10.14 NKJV).
Why did God give us free-will knowing that we would abuse it and create evil? Why did He bother creating us when He already knew (God dwells outside the realm of time, so He is able to see past, present and future simultaneously) the damage we would make in His design? Why did He give us dominion in His perfect Kingdom when we ourselves are corrupted by sin? Because He could see the beauty we would create, the strength we would show, and the fierce loyalty we would claim. He saw the possibility of good in each of us, and He washed away our evil by the blood of His Son, Jesus. Although God has designed us with a plan and a purpose (everything with value has a purpose), He allows us creative license to envision and achieve the impossible. He gave us His Spirit (John 20.22) and the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2.16), and He wants us to please Him with our words, choices and actions. As long as we keep our focus on Him, God wants to bless us with the desires of our heart — especially the desires that only He can accomplish! Joshua is obediently leading the Nation of Israel into their Promise Land, and his eyes are on the Lord. When Joshua asks God for the impossible (the sun to stand still), God “heeds” Joshua’s requests! When our purest motive is to give God the glory and accomplish His will, He promises to fulfill the desires of our heart. God wants to fight for us!
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” (John 14.13-14 NIV).