Recently, I heard a speaker state God was a virtual assistant. The claim didn’t resonate with me. In fact, it irritated me, so I dug deeper for a definition and the qualifications for a virtual assistant.
A virtual assistant is self-employed and generally works from home to assist a client or clients with professional, technical, communication, and creative advice. Nothing spiritual in that definition.
The need for a virtual assistant is basic: reduce our work load, give us more time personally and professionally, and flexibility. Nothing spiritual there either.
To be among the five-star virtual assistants, one must:
- Express him/herself with outstanding verbal (phone) and written communication skills.
- Understand the value of a pleasant personality and have the tools to make others feel comfortable.
- Equip him/herself with computer knowledge and be able to navigate the Internet.
- Practice professionalism at all times.
- Work part-time or full-time.
Friends, God is not a virtual assistant. Neither is He available for hire.
God is the Creator of all things in the universe. His Word shows us His character. The following are five Scripture references that show God’s character. There are more attributes and more Scripture, and I’ll cover those in the weeks ahead.
God is Creator
Genesis 1:1 ESV In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
God is Light
1 John 1:5 ESV This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
God is Love
John 3:16 ESV 16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
God is Spirit
John 4:24 ESV God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
God is with His Children
Joshua 1:8-9 ESV This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Dear Friends, do not diminish God to the role of a virtual assistant. He is Creator, Light, Love, Spirit, and with His children
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DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She is a storyteller and creates action-packed, suspense-filled novels to thrill readers. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests.
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