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How Big is Your God – Pt 4

God is truly amazing.  He is the beginning and the end, our faith started with Him, and He is going to see it to completion.  He is the bright and morning star.  He is our all sufficient one, which means He is everything we will ever need, and more than we can ever want.  He is our healer, He is our peace, He is our provider.  He goes before us to prepare our way, and stands behind us guarding our back.  He leads us beside still waters, He restores our soul.  He is infinitely accepting and His mercy never ends.  He called us by name before we were even born, and He knows all of the stars in the sky by name.  And yet He still knows how many hairs we each have on our heads.  God created everything we see with a word.

God is a God who defies description.  There are not enough words in any language to begin to adequately describe how awesome, mighty and powerful God is.  God is incredibly huge, awesomely powerful, without equal and without end.  At the sound of His voice all of creation trembles, and at His name every knee will bow.  How big is your God?  If your finding like me that your God isn’t big enough let me share with you three things that will help you change the size of your God.

First you need to experience God personally

It doesn’t really help you for me to tell you how great God is.  The Israelites only had a theoretical understanding of God’s greatness.  Which is why they ran and hid from Goliath.  They heard the stories of others, and the great stories of their history of when God moved in the past.  God was meant to be experienced.  God desired to make Himself know from the beginning of time.

He walked with Adam and Eve in the garden

He was called the friend of Abraham

Moses talked with Him face to face

Joshua met with Him personally

The disciples turned the world upside down because of their relationship with God, and the experience they had with Jesus which changed their lives forever and they said we have the opportunity to have the same

From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! And now we’re telling you in most sober prose that what we witnessed was, incredibly, this: The infinite Life of God himself took shape before us.

We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy! 1John 1:1-4

God desires to be experienced.  David experienced God.  He fellowshipped with God while looking after the sheep and he had a personal relationship where he got to know God deeply and personally.  God proved himself strong on his behalf many times.  David killed lions and bears who came to steal his sheep

34″I have been taking care of my father’s sheep,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock,  

35 I go after it with a club and take the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death.

36 I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God!

37 The LORD who saved me from the claws of the lion and the bear will save me from this Philistine!”  1 Samuel 17

David knew His God and God’s greatness was a personal experience for Him, and it resulted in David’s boldness and confidence.  And everyone of us has the opportunity to experience Him as He is and to know Him in all of His splendor.  We all need to experience God personally.  Without it we will have a god of our own understanding and that leaves us with a pretty small god.

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