God is greater than            . It doesn’t matter what I choose to place in the blank. This statement is and will always be true. God can neither be measured nor contained, nor can his attributes. There is no sin that the blood of Jesus did not cover. There is no place I can hide or run that will ever take me out of his sight. Nothing I have done or will ever do will change his love for me. God is God. He is so much more than enough. He is I Am. Past, present or future, regardless of where I am or go, what I’ve done or will do, what I need, seek or choose, he never changes. His love for me is constant. His forgiveness is total and complete through the sacrifice of Jesus covering our sin, guilt and shame, once and for all, and remembering it no more. He is the keeper, provider and sustainer of all.

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,

“This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,”

then he adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
— Hebrews 10:14–18

As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our sins from us.
— Psalm 103:12 GNT

It is easy to allow things to weigh us down, but if we are really honest, this only happens when we are trying to do life on our own. That has never been the way we are meant to live. God is always with us. He never leaves. He never takes himself out of the game. We do that. We carry burdens that are not intended to be ours. We keep him at a distance, and God allows that to be our choice. He will never force his relationship with us to be more than our desire for him, however, he is always there. Choosing God each and every moment of every single day frees us to live in him. Our perspective takes on his eyes. Our burdens are lifted and carried by him. Our identity takes on his attributes. We walk in step with him and, ultimately, God’s desires, dreams and plans for us are realized. This doesn’t mean that we won’t struggle, or that everything will always be perfect. But, through God, our resources are without limit. We simply need to choose him.

I was reminded of the importance of a strong lead just yesterday and, until this moment, I was just entertained by it. I was with friends, talking about different songs that have transcended over several generations, and through this conversation we discussed the importance of a strong lead when dancing. Hang with me for a minute. Life is truly a dance. The music will change, but it is meant to be our accompaniment. It establishes the rhythm we take. The dance itself adapts to that rhythm. God is the ultimate dance partner. He establishes our steps and dominantly guides us with a confident lead. When we turn our focus away from his lead, we are out of sync and don’t enjoy the dance. When we choose to partner with anyone else as lead, we may overtake the lead, or simply stop the dance altogether. The dance is ultimately to be enjoyed by the partner in the moment. The lead knows where we’ve been and where we are headed, while firmly planting each step with the music as it plays and guiding us to do the same.