When some people think about the will of God, they fear that God might have already decided every little detail of their life; but that’s not totally how it works, because man has freewill. Our will is free because God is Sovereign; and because God is sovereign, He does control many aspects of our lives. He gives us a lot of freedom, but at the same time, He also constrains us.
God is the Creator of all things. He sits on the highest throne in the universe, directing all things in conformity to the purpose of His will. He does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. Creations cannot do anything about it — none can thwart Him, none can hinder Him.
Our minds need an intense amount of effort to fully grasp the idea of “absolute freedom”. We are not mentally and psychologically conditioned to understand it because we are shaped in a world where no absolute freedom actually exists. All creatures will always be dependent upon someone or something — this dependence limits their freedom. ONLY GOD IS FREE. God is absolutely free. He is not guided or constrained by anything outside of Himself. He does whatever He pleases — always, everywhere, forever.
In the English language, we can use the word “simple” in various ways... The idea of God’s SIMPLICITY, on the other hand, has to do with His divine essence. It describes God as a simple being — Someone who is way beyond composition. He is not made up of parts or of a variety of substances. He is but one essence.
For others, to say that someone is spiritual is to suggest that he or she has a generic interest in religious or supernatural matters. However, to speak of SPIRITUALITY as an Attribute of God is to identify Him as a spirit — an immaterial, invisible, and infinite being that is fundamentally distinct from every material, visible, and finite creatures.
One of The Attributes of God that describes His being is INVISIBILITY. Being immaterial, He doesn’t have a physical form. He is not composed of any kind of material or substance perceivable by the bodily senses. God is invisible. His total essence, all of His being, will never be visible to us.
God’s immateriality, often stirs debate especially when influenced by facts and knowledge about science and philosophy. “If God is immaterial, what is He made of?” Well, to begin with, God is self-existent; therefore He was not made, He was not created. The divine essence is entirely spirit; and a spirit cannot be flesh, bone and blood.
Like a rock which remains sturdy and immovable despite the fluctuating state of the ocean that surrounds it, is our God who is IMMUTABLE while all creations are subject to change. God is perpetually the same. He cannot change in His nature and being, character and attributes, purpose and promises.
Immanence describes a God who is always at hand — actively and personally working through even the littlest details of the lives of His creations. Though transcendent in His being, He doesn’t just sit back on His throne in heaven and watch the universe that He has set in motion.
God is entirely unknowable in His transcendence but He has made it possible for us to know Him by the revelations He’s made about Himself. It is Him who puts in it our hearts to desire to seek Him; and He is pleased with even our tiniest efforts to make Him known.
To know that God is omnipresent is one thing; to feel His presence at all times is another. To say “Thank You, Lord!” during happy and ‘okay’ days is just right; to ask Him “Where were You?” during difficult times is not.