Seriously…how big is your God? Do you think of a God that is sovereign over all your current struggles?
We tend to forget…or at least I do. I get a very narrow view, kinda like putting on the blinders. I focus solely on the problems, and not God.
In preparation for leading worship on Sunday, the Lord led me again to Bob Kauflin’s Worship Matters where he encourages us to consider the greatness of God, and as leaders, part of our job is to remind people:
Every time we lead people in singing God’s praise, we stand before people who just like us, tend to forget who God is and why he’s so worthy of worship. We’re called to clearly and specifically remind them what God has shown us about himself
Bob goes on to say:
What size does God appear to be when our mind is preoccupied with all the cares, worries, and concerns of life? Very small.
At the risk of sounding corny, we need to remember that God is “bigger” than our current, momentary challenges. (See I didn’t say “problems”, did I?!) Therefore, only He is the one that is truly able to help us see the right perspective. My reading in Isaiah 55:8-9 this week was a sufficiently sweet reminder:
8For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
9(A) For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
In this perspective, God reminds us that He is more powerful, more mighty, more faithful, more sovereign, more just and fair, more loving, liberating – than anything we can dream up ourselves to “fix” whatever issue we have.
Isaiah 63:1 sums it up nicely:
he who is splendid in his apparel,
marching in the greatness of his strength?
“It is I, speaking in righteousness,
mighty to save.”
God, evidenced thru the perfect work of Christ on the cross, is really the only one who is mighty enough to truly save us — and that includes giving proper perspective on our “light and momentary troubles” (2 Cor 4:17)
PS. Yes, God is bigger than the BOOGIE MAN