Almost | God
God is not a God of Almost
God is the potter. We are the clay. What does a potter do? He puts the unformed clay and places it on a turning wheel and begins to shape and mold you until he has a perfect and unique vessel.
God doesn’t quit half way through… no, no, a thousand times NO!
My God is not an almost God. He is a God of more than enough. He will take you all the way through regardless of your circumstances.
If you are a drug addict, he will take you as you are and not only break the yoke of crack, smack, or whatever you are tripping on at the moment but utterly destroy it!
My God is Bigger than all addictions! Amen
Almost is not good enough God will see you through…
16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer thee in this matter.
17If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of thy hand, O king.
18But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
My God is not an almost God. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, was given a choice to worship gods made by human hands or to burn to death in a fiery furnace. I feel that most of the religious world today would fail if given this choice. Would You?
God will see you through the fire
19Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was
changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake,
and commanded that they should heat the furnace seven times more than it
was wont to be heated.
20And he commanded certain mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
21Then these men were bound in their hosen, their tunics, and their mantles, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
22Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.
23And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste: he spake
and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the aspect of the fourth is like a son of the gods.
26Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace: he spake and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the Most High God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego came forth out of the midst of the fire.
27And the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, that the fire had no power upon their bodies, nor was the hair of their head singed, neither were their hosen changed, nor had the smell of fire passed on them.
God will Guide You Too
God will not only guide you through the fire of life’s trials he will make you fire proof against the fire. When you come forth from the flames and heat, that not even the smell of the smoke will be on you. God is not an almost God, he is a God that will see you through any and all circumstance’s.
Un-like mankind my friend, God is not an almost God.
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