Only God :: by Holly Spate

“You can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.”

I recently came across this beautiful quote when looking through some past papers. I wish I knew who gets the credit for this awesome and profound saying, but I, unfortunately, do not know the source. I do know that it really resonates within my heart as it reminds me that God is all-knowing. He knew what would happen in our past, what will happen in our present, and what’s to come in our future. We may only see pieces of our lives, but, like a puzzle, God holds all the pieces and sees the finished picture.

And, for that, I’m grateful. I’m happy that God wants to be in control. I’m happy that He has a plan for my life and your life and that He’ll order our steps if we simply keep focused on Him. I’m thankful that He will be with us here and now while guiding us toward a future we have yet to experience.

I love the verse in Ephesians 3:20-21 which states:Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”

Isn’t that just like God to wants to do more than we can ask or imagine?

Jeremiah 29:11 is yet another wonderful source of encouragement showing God’s great love for us: “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Isn’t it amazing to know the One who set the stars in the sky, who breathed life into all creation, wants to order your steps, use you for His glory and wants you to put your trust in Him both now and forever?

Aren’t you glad you don’t have to walk this life alone? Aren’t you thankful every day that God holds your life in His hands? Aren’t you grateful that His promises are true and that He will forever continue holding you close as you walk your life’s path? Aren’t you in awe and happy that He’s omniscient and omnipresent? Aren’t you elated that He’s wiser than you and I? I’m relieved that I don’t have to have all the answers, yet I have a personal relationship with the One who does!

So, as I go about my life, and as you go about your life, be encouraged and thankful that “You can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.”

Have a blessed week!