How could I forget that You’ve always been the King of the World?

Psalm 47:1-2

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the Lord most high is terrible; He is a great King over all the earth.

Natalie Grant’s song “King of the World” is a constant play in my mind, and so is the question she asks “How could I forget that You’ve always been the King of the World?” Well it’s easier than you think. I get my mind focused on life in the Shari realm, and the abilities or lack thereof and suddenly the power of the Holy Spirit takes a back seat. The very fact that God spoke the world into existence is not forgotten but it is so overshadowed by my own inadequacies and negative thoughts that consume me and after I put God inside of a box, He honors my free thinking all the way to captivity.

How much of this thinking factors into our unachieved goals?  I’m am indeed a leap and the net will appear gal until a negative word from my own mind or someone else’s mouth enters into the action I’m about to take and all of sudden I forget Who gave me the thought in the beginning. The Creator of the universe Who spoke oceans and land, formed man from a ball of dirt and made critters so numerous in species it blows our mind is the same Creator Who placed the creative thinking inside of me. But I forgot.

God reminded me of this yesterday when I was having a conversation with Him and in complete randomness He said “Be prepare to give an answer to someone who asks.” I wrote it down in my journal and forgot it, thinking… who really cares what I think. I had been volunteered (actually volentold) by my daughter for an art project in our public schools and I went obediently. I was ushered into a room with scissors, papers, glue and young moms and was ready to begin our project. But before I could begin, one of the mom’s said, I’m so glad you’re here! I have a spiritual question to ask you.

“How could I forget that You’ve always been the King of the World?”

It wasn’t a great theological question, it was a question as simple as the day is long and every bit as unanswerable.

“How do I answer my child when they ask, who created God.”

My first thought was oh, my goodness. He did what He said He would.

My second thought was, “God, You knew I couldn’t answer her question, except to say, you simply tell them God has always been and when we get to Heaven we’ll find out more about God.”

His response to me was, “So why do you think you know more than me, when I place ideas in your mind and you don’t believe they’re possible.

“How could I forget that You’ve always been the King of the World?”

Now you understand why that song plays in my head. It’s actually a very good song to be stuck there. Here it is, and I hope this will prompt you not to question God when He puts crazy ideas in your head too.