How Big Is Your God?

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People form their ideas about God from various sources: books, other people, their own fathers, movies, television, personal experiences, the internet, and yes, even the Bible. What about you? How big is your God?

How Big Is Your God?

Job thought he knew what God was like. Job was a good man, a man God described as one “of complete integrity” (Job 1:8, NLT). Even in immense suffering, Job didn’t curse God. He thought he understood God until his world caved in. But in the end, after his personal appointment with the Almighty God Himself, Job realized that his god had been too small.

How Big Is Your God?

Is Your God big enough to lay the earth’s foundation? (Job 38:4, NIV).

Is Your God strong enough to shut up the sea behind doors? (Job 38:-8, NIV).

Is Your God creative enough to design a snowflake or compose a heavenly symphony? (Job 38:6-7; 22, NIV).

Is Your God wise enough to know where light comes from and where darkness goes? (Job 38:19-20, NLT).

Is Your God powerful enough to tip over the water jars of heaven to soften the clods of earth? (Job 38:37-38, NIV).

Is Your God compassionate enough to feed the raven when its young cry out to God? (Job 38:41, NIV).

Is Your God loving enough to send His own Son to die, so you won’t have to? (John 3:16)

Is Your God tender enough to bless a child or hold a babe in His arms? (Mark 10:16, NIV).

 

What about You?

How big is your God…when the mortgage is due? When your friends have all left? When the doctor’s report is not good? When your child is being bullied? When your world collapses? When your faith has been attacked?

The same God who blessed Job in the end is the One who ordered his beginning. He has never changed. He never will. God is able, and God is bigger than you think.

Fill in this blank: God is____________ to ______________________.

Then write it in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you.

My Prayer for You

Lord, I have often reduced you to fit the size of my world, not Yours. What a powerful, wise, and personal God You are! Stretch us, Lord, and enlarge our view of who You really are. Help us see the magnificence of Your character. We are so small. Yet You love us–each one–as if we were Your only child. That’s huge!  Thank You, God!

Day-votedly His,

Rebecca

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    21 Responses to “How Big Is Your God?”

    1. Elizabeth on July 30th, 2012 10:25 pm

      My God is big enough to save me from my enemies. He is big enough to cover my family.

    2. Miriam on July 31st, 2012 3:07 pm

      My God is amazing, loving,gentle giant! He listens and goes to work in helping us achieve our desires within the confines of His plan for our lives. At times it takes years to realize but well worth the wait because it’s the best plan we could ever want for us. We also,have to relinquish our desires for His , which will make us live happy, peaceful and content lives. Thank you Lord for your love for us!

    3. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on July 31st, 2012 4:35 pm

      Yes, God is truly amazing, Miriam!

    4. jonathan on August 3rd, 2012 10:27 am

      God is Omnipotent and Omnipresent

    5. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on August 3rd, 2012 3:58 pm

      Indeed He is, Jonathan!

    6. Ginger on August 8th, 2012 5:54 am

      God is my firm foundation. I have had lots of changes in my life here lately and God has been dealing with me on contentment and some other issues. The song Blessed Be Your Name has been on my heart and mind for some time now. God is good all the time!

    7. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on August 8th, 2012 9:29 am

      Thanks, Ginger, for your words of encouragement!

    8. Onyekachi on August 19th, 2012 7:54 am

      God is awesomely wonderful! His words and promises actually never fail like He promised….whatever pain , sorrow or sickness you think you might be facing, just pray and BELIEVE in FAITH , and *snap* the SOLUTION smiles at you.

    9. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on August 19th, 2012 4:33 pm

      Thank you, Onyekachi, for your comments. While God’s thougts, ways, and even solutions may differ from ours, truly His promises never fail. He is BIG God!

    10. juliana on August 29th, 2012 11:42 am

      My GOD is the all seeing, all knowing, all Powerfull God

    11. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on August 31st, 2012 5:27 pm

      Indeed He is, Juliana! Thanks for your comments.

    12. Ruby McCoshum on September 9th, 2013 8:12 pm

      Love your Devotional, God is more than able to do all things,HE certainly has for me,ThankYou is never enough.

    13. Mark Westfall on September 14th, 2013 6:14 am

      Dear Rebecca, Thank you so much for you blog, it is so engorging and inspirational an uplifting. Today is my first time that I read your blog, I came a crossed it thru Crosswalk.com. Through this I have already been blessed. My God is not only my Lord and Savior since 1979, but is also my best friend. Jesus will listen to me when no one else will, He comforts me when I’m hurting by taking me under his wings, He is with me when I’m lonely, He is always loyal, but most of all he will be my Lord and best friend for all eternity.

    14. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on September 14th, 2013 10:23 am

      Ruby, thanks for your encouragement. Yes, God is more than able!

    15. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on September 14th, 2013 10:27 am

      Mark, thanks for your encouragement. I’m so glad the blog ministered to you. I appreciate your testimony about your relationship with God/Jesus.

    16. Anna Mathews on September 16th, 2013 10:28 am

      God is compassionate to me.

      I love your prayer for us and what spoke to me was when you said “reduce you to fit the size of my world”. How true that it. I tend to only believe as far as I can see, as far as I can understand. That is why I love the night sky in the beautiful wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. When and see the vastness of heavens and the array of stars; I see a better picture of the depth of His love for us. Who can measure it.

    17. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on September 16th, 2013 6:51 pm

      Indeed, Anna! Thanks for your encouraging comments about God’s greatness.

    18. Rowena on September 18th, 2013 12:55 am

      my God is rich enough to provide me another job! much much better than to one i recently lost! :)

    19. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on September 18th, 2013 11:47 am

      What a blessing! Thanks for sharing that with us, Rowena!

    20. Treasure Ejiasa on September 19th, 2013 6:16 am

      God is so awesome in my life and my family.i had an accident few years ago on 2 occassions and if not for Jehovah Nissi i dont know what my fate would have been.God is so great and mightier than the way we can ever think or imagine.God has always been providing for me and he will continue to do that even if there was famine.i can even continue counting if i had d time to do that

    21. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on September 21st, 2013 10:28 am

      I appreciate that testimony to God’s faithfulness, Treasure.

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