Sunday, March 30, 2008

How Big Is God?

Seriously, how big do you imagine God to be? Is 40 tells us this:

IS 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales ?
:13 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has informed Him?
:14 With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding ? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge And informed Him of the way of understanding ?
:15 Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales ; Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust.
:16 Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, Nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering.
:17 All the nations are as nothing before Him, They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.
:18 To whom then will you liken God ? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?
:19 As for the idol, a craftsman casts it, A goldsmith plates it with gold, And a silversmith fashions chains of silver.
:20 He who is too impoverished for such an offering Selects a tree that does not rot ; He seeks out for himself a skillful craftsman To prepare an idol that will not totter.
:21 Do you not know ? Have you not heard ? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning ? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth ?
:22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
:23 He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.
:24 Scarcely have they been planted, Scarcely have they been sown, Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, But He merely blows on them, and they wither, And the storm carries them away like stubble.
:25 "To whom then will you liken Me That I would be his equal ?" says the Holy One.
:26 Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name ; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.
:27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD, And the justice due me escapes the notice of my God "?
:28 Do you not know ? Have you not heard ? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable .
:29 He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.
:30 Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly,
:31 Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength ; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Verse 31 is probably my very favorite verse in the bible. I am always encouraged when I take time to meditate and ponder on it. Do you need strength? Are you tired and weary? I am often. But this verse reminds me to wait on God!!!

Ok I got sidetracked by my favorite verse, sorry lol.

Anyway back to my question of how big is God. God is as big as you think He is in any given situation or need in your life at that particular moment. What do I mean by that? God desires for you to have big faith. But if you think He will only do small things for you then you have a small amount of faith and you basically think He is a small God. The verses above say He can hold the waters of the earth in ONE hand! He must be huge! He can mark off the heavens with the span of a hand! That is from your thumb to your pinky finger. The distance between them! How big He has to be!

Are you limiting God when you pray? Are you trying to make Him a small God by your amount of faith for what you are praying for? Do you have a need right now that only a great big huge God can handle? Well guess what? You serve a great big huge God so pray believing with as much faith as you have (He said you only need a mustard seed of faith to move a mountain). I join my faith with yours providing you are praying for God's will to be done in the situation you are asking about. May the mighty great big God I serve help you with your situation.