Wednesday, May 08, 2013

How BIG is Your God?

My husband and I read the Bible, a devotional book, and pray together every morning. This passage from Traveling Light really made my heart soar.
You don’t need what Dorothy found. Remember her discovery in THE WONDERFUL WIZARD of OZ? She and her trio followed the yellow-brick road only to discover that the wizard was a wimp! Nothing but smoke and mirrors and tin-drum thunder. Is that the kind of god you need?
You don’t need to carry the burden of a lesser god … a god on a shelf, a god in a box, or a god in a bottle. No, you need a God who can place 100 billion stars in our galaxy and 100 billion galaxies in the universe. You need a God who can shape two fists of flesh into 75 to 100 billion nerve cells, each with as many as 10,000 connections to other nerve cells, place it in a skull, and call it a brain.
And you need a God who, while so mind-numbingly mighty, can come in the soft of night and touch you with the tenderness of an April snow.

You need a Yahweh.
And, according to David, you have one. He is your shepherd. ~Max Lucado, Traveling Light, p. 16-17
How BIG is your God today? How powerful is He? How does this transform your day? Your life?
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
2 Corinthians 4:7-9
My God is BIG, and today I expect Him to do BIG things!
How about you?


Betsy St. Amant said...

AMEN! Believing for big things.

emii said...

I absolutely love Max Lucado. I just finished one of his devotionals -- Next Door Saviour. Some stuff has really stuck with me.

That first you posted from Corinthians -- 'perplexed, but not in despair' really comforts me right now. Thankyou, Tricia. This post is so encouraging. But sometimes -- like right now -- it's kind of hard to imagine God as being so big. And then sometimes, like at night, when you look up at the sky and it's like there's thousands and thousands of stars in the sky... well, that's a moment when I know a glimpse of how big God is.