Sunday, November 6, 2011
How Big Is Your God?
However, the day I drove into the church, saw the cross towering above the church and outlined against the blue sky for the first time, I was struck by how much smaller the cross looked. It was definitely in proportion to the tower (the builder obviously knew what he was doing), but I was amazed that something that had impressed me as huge, ginormous really, could now appear so small. Then it struck me that isn't that just like our relationship with God? When we get up close and personal, when we press in close to God, when we are engaged in a relationship with Him, aren't we impressed with just how big, how amazingly vast, how huge is His love for us? And when we draw away, and view Him from afar, don't we think how small, how distant, how insignificant He is? Where are you standing in relationship to God? Might that affect how you perceive Him?
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:28-31
Want to read more? Here's a great book on just how our perceptions of God influence us: