His Very Own
“You have established your people Israel as your very own
forever, and you, Lord, have become their God.” 2 Sam 7:27
The Lord is God over all, but he is yet to become your God. The universal God must become a
personal God to you so that the fact may turn into a reality in your life.
Our perception of God does not in any way change God’s attributes and he still exists
eternally even if we don’t believe that he exists. God loses nothing if we
don’t love him, but we lose all things by not loving him.
Why is it so hard for people to submit themselves to him? Why do people continue to wrestle
with him? Aren’t we all like Jacob, whose sole goal in life was to grasp
something for himself?
Did God stoop to conquer us and make himself so small so that he can be recognized by our
timid minds and arrogant hearts? Do we treat him as if he was a mere man, since
he became a man?
Why does the Sovereign care about me as if there was a void in his heart to be filled by my meager
He was wooing me because I was beautiful, wasn’t he? There must be something really desirous
in me that made him pursue me so persistently, I fancied.
I had great difficulty surrendering to him, for I was so afraid that he would completely overpower and
possess me and I would lose my entire self and turn into a non-entity. He was
coming toward me fast, and I ran away from him ever faster.
I was a mere phantom that was drifting aimlessly in the air and fancying myself as something
solid and important. I was holding my present yet dreading my future, for I
could see nothing beyond my limited horizon. I desired to soar in the air as
free man, yet I was grounded on earth by my selfishness and sins.
I am sure God had absolutely no use for me in his household. What did I have to contribute
toward his kingdom? In reality, I could easily have become quite a burden to
him with my loathsome presence.
Why did he still come to me so persistently and so deliberately, as if there was something
in me that was worth his pursuing? Why didn’t the Lord give up the effort to
bring me to his house, since I had no intention of submitting to him?
Ah, he was the father and he wanted me to become his son.
What God intends to do, he will achieve, and he will never violate our will to rush the
process, for he is eternally patient. Therefore he will come after us
persistently and deliberately until we turn around and say “yes.”