God IS unlimited, but to say that He's unlimited is in itself a limitation on God, a limitation of our understanding of what 'unlimited' actually IS. this is why God calls Himself 'I am'; because that's the only fitting description for Him--He IS.
i don't mean to be repetitive, but this leads back to what my last post says: it's another example of how we 'build temples of flesh for a Spiritual God'. the very fact that we try to see God through our eyes is a limitation on God. in fact, what i'm saying right here, right now is a limitation, in that we're not limiting God; we're just focusing on ourselves and ignoring God, Who is IN EVERYTHING. so i guess this brings me to the point of this post in and of itself.
GOD IS, AND I AM NOT.
that means exactly what it says; God is, AND i am not. in order to appreciate God, we need to depreciate ourselves. David said it best in Psalm 39:4--"Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that i may know how frail i am". when you realize, and i stress REALIZE (there's a difference between 'knowing' and 'realizing'), how weak and powerless you are, you realize that you're incapable of DOING anything for God. how prideful is it for the creation to look at the Creator and say 'i'm going to do this for you!'? it may seem like a good thing, but the simple truth is that we're just human beings, saved by Grace.
i was reading someone's blog recently (titled Sister, Where Art Thou) and was interested in a post called 'modesty saves money', so i posted several replies to it, basically saying that modesty is a good thing, but it in no way brings oneself 'closer to God'. the administrator replied to my aforementioned reply and asked that i clarify what i had meant, to which i again replied explaining that God isn't interested in what we can do for Him, but where our heart is (i.e., He wants our hearts, not our talents, skills, etc.. if He has our hearts, He has all of those things by default). she responded with this:
"AGoodTheory (was "Anonymous")
I read your further comments, but rejected them. I do not think this blog is the place to discuss a theory like you have concerning God and what He wants or does not want. My blog is for "Law Word Keepers", for sisters who have, or wish to develop, an understanding of what obedience to God's word means. You, in essence, deny that there is such a thing as God requiring obedience from His elect. The two positions do not go together.Since you did not want to discuss modesty or anything else really but just wanted to say what you had to say about what God requires and doesn't require, I suppose your own blog is a better place for that.
Grace and Peace,Talitha"
i don't mind someone disagreeing with me (that's not to say that it doesn't 'get under my skin' when someone completely rejects what you have to say; i think that's the normal response we have when people do this to us. i'm not condoning it, i'm just saying that i'm human), but this is exactly what' lifting the embargo on God's Power' really means! if you're truly living by faith, you wouldn't be afraid to allow the arguments of those that oppose and/or question you. REAL faith is the realization that God is leading you regardless of whether you accept that or not; this is not faith, this is fear. fear leads to the rejection of all voices outside of oneself because of disagreements or incongruities of viewpoints and/or perspectives. i'm not saying this person is without faith; what i'm saying is her faith is essentially dead IF she believes she can be closer to God through what she can or can't do.
'lifting the embargo on God's Power' doesn't really mean that we're somehow 'giving' God back His Power; it means that we're closing our eyes to our own understanding, and realizing that God is always with us as christians. we cannot move outside of His Will for us because, whether we know it or not, God is leading us. to deny this is to 'place an embargo on God's Power', thus the title of this post. lifting the embargo means that you realize that you're nothing compared to God; He's all powerful, He doesn't need you to understand Him! He wants you to BE FAITHFUL in that even though you DON'T UNDERSTAND, He's still in Power, with or without you.
thanks for reading... again :]