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Monday, April 2, 2018

Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand? Job 26:14

Enlarging God

Have you ever gotten out of a city's light pollution and it is dark enough to see the heavens? To stand and view the stars of just our own galaxy is awe inspiring and humbling. God, who has created the entire universe, is indeed immense and powerful in His Being. The heavens cannot contain Him (2nd Chronicles 2:6, Psalms 113:5, 1st Kings 8:27).

There have been times in my past when my view of God has been small and I have made Him into a God of my imagination, feeling and thinking He is just like me and ignoring all of his Attributes and the qualities of His perfect and divine character. I've failed to understand that He in the fullness of His Spiritual Magnitude and Character displays omnipotence (completely and totally powerful), omnipresence (everywhere at the same time), and omniscience (knows everything). He is perfectly holy, self-existent, infinite, personal, endowed with perfect wisdom, the Creator of all things, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable (cannot be changed or will not change), perfect. He is truth, impassable-without passion and not overwhelmed by any emotion, sovereign, He is capable of wrath, which leads Him to judgment and punishment of unrighteousness, God is jealous, He will not share the idea that He has to share our passion and affection with anyone or anything else. Immanent in His creation (involved directly with it). This does not exhaust His attributes for His Character is so vast and expansive that it can never be fully explored or comprehended.

Enlarging God results in changing our view of looking to Him just to see what we can get from Him. He wants more from us than that. He wants us to seek Him and to know Him first for Who He is which can only be accomplished through His Son Jesus Christ, whom He loves (John 14:6, Matthew 3:17, 17:5, Mark 1:11). A.W. Tozer wrote How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none.

It is a believer's joy that we can turn to an infinite and holy Being where there can be no end to knowing Him. If your God is a limited God of your imagination you can enlarge Him by seeking Him first to create a fellowship with Him that is fulfilling and satisfying. At times He works with a whisper but when He thunders in His power who can understand? His perfections go on forever and He bids us to know Him so He can reveal Himself to us in so many personal and beautiful ways. That is His desire for you.

Is it time to enlarge your God?