The Creator is Greater
By Laura J. Bagby
CBN.com Sr. Producer
Are there days when all you can think about is what has
been lost, what has been taken from you, what has been stolen
It is easy to focus on those things the enemy has tried to kill
in your life rather than on God's blessings. Maybe it is prolonged
or terminal illness, financial loss, a ruined relationship, the
death of a dream, or even the death of a loved one.
But there is one profound truth I wish to share with you: Satan
might try to destroy everything precious to you, but he
cannot create anything.
What is so significant about this truth? Much more than first
meets the eye.
First, creation always comes before destruction. Something must
be called into being before it gets stolen, trampled, or destroyed.
This concept is lost on us because we tend to focus on the lack,
on what is missing. When things aren't going our way, we can wrongly
conclude that the proverbial glass is half empty, when, in fact,
it is half full.
This is when we need to ask ourselves, Who has the greater
power -- the One who creates something out of nothing, or the
one who steals something and tries to make it nothing?
Think of it this way: Who do we typically value more: an artist
or a burglar? An author or a plaguiarizer? Which document is most
precious: the original or the copy? It is easy to see that in
all three cases, the thing that holds the creative force bears
the most power -- and the most honor. The same can be true about
our God. The Creator truly is greater. That rhymes for a reason!
The Blessing came before the curse. Good came before evil. God
came before Satan. God is the Creator. Satan is the created. God
is Master. Satan is a slave. Ultimately, Satan will one day be
judged and thrown into a lake of fire.
Now, if Satan is relegated to the level of one who can only steal,
kill, and destroy , then there is nothing new that he can do.
John 10:10 says, "The thief comes only to steal and
kill and destroy; I have come that they may have
life, and have it to the full."
God is the author of newness. God makes us new creatures. God
brings new mercies to us every morning. God is doing a new work
in us. God brings life -- from the macrocosmic Earth to the microcosmic
changes in our everyday lives.
Satan is a copycat, and once we know his schemes, we have him
tagged. He cannot throw a curveball in our paths. He is the author
of old tricks. He plays on our fears and threatens to take away
our blessings. Once we see how he works, the gig is up, the game
is over, the veil is pulled away.
Let's look back to that first thought just one more time: Creation
comes before destruction. This principle also reflects God's priorities
for our lives. God's intent is always creation -- newness, life,
wondrous change in all things and all areas of our lives. This
is His plan. Make no mistake: His intent is never to harm or take
away or keep us from blessing. In Genesis 1:1 we read the familiar
passage, "In the beginning God..." and we learn that
God brought all things into being. Then after His creative efforts,
God proclaimed, "It is good." That is how He sees us,
as good and precious creatures. Psalm 139:14 tells us that we
are "wonderfully made."
So before you start focusing all your energies on what has been
stolen from you, look first at what has been created in you. What
has God done in you and for you? What can God do for you if you
would but reach out in faith to Him? What is God doing behind
the scenes as you wait, praying for His miraculous answers?
Oh, what marvelous works He has for you, saints! Only look for
the blessings from the Blessing. Look to the Creator for what
He has already created in you, and stand in that victory.
How to Give Your Life to Christ:
1. Admit you are a sinner and need forgiveness.
2. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and
rose from the grave.
3. Through prayer, confess that Jesus Christ is the only
way to God and commit to live for Him for the rest of your
What to Pray:
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe
that You died on the cross for my sins and rose from the grave
to give me life. I know You are the only way to God so now
I want to quit disobeying You and start living for You. Please
forgive me, change my life and show me how to know You. In
Jesus' name. Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, please send
us an e-mail to let us know. Or you can call our CBN Prayer
Counseling Center at (800) 759-0700. We would love to talk
with you and send you some resources to help you begin your
walk with the Lord.
Laura J. Bagby produces the Health and Finance channels. She writes inspirational, humor, singles, and health articles.
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