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Devotions > How Big Is Your God?

16 Nov 2011


How big is your life?     Warren Wiersbe has stated: “ Your life is only as big as your faith and your faith is only as big as your God.”   As believers, our lives, our joy, our ministry and our eternal rewards are without fail, calculated by the size of our God.

It seems that the size of our God is everything.  A.W. Tozer reminds us: “ what comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”   He goes on to explain that this is not about our official doctrine or creed, but what is deeply rooted in our hearts.  

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” -   Proverbs 4:23 (NASB77)

Our God, speaking through the prophet Isaiah informs us: 1 THUS SAYS the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you build for Me? And what kind can be My resting-place?
2 For all these things My hand has made, and so all these things have come into being [by and for Me], says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look and have regard: he who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit, and who trembles at My word and reveres My commands.

In these “modern” times we no longer seem to worship a God who is powerful and high and infinitely other.  Thus we find ourselves thinking it strange to tremble at His word.  We have placed so much of our focus on ourselves that our God has become to us not infinite but rather in our minds mostly a handy and helpful and hopefully generous God. 

Our error is tragic!   We have exalted ourselves and brought our God low.  In contrast, Abram spoke of God in his conversation with Melchizedek, King of Salem, as theLord, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth.  Not only from his words but also from his actions we can see that Abram viewed God as the One who owned all and who deserved all worship and honor.   He humbled himself before God and before God’s representative.

This it seems is the center of our error.  We want to be honored!   We subtly attempt to lift ourselves up in our minds and unknowingly lower our infinite God down to a place where He will never inhabit.   It is therefore likely that our view of the highness and holiness of God is directly related to the extent humility consistently resides in our hearts.

Matthew 21:22 (AMP)
22 And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.

It seems to follow that if our faith is only as big as our God, and if our prayers are answered in relationship to our faith, and the size of our God is directly related to the level of humility in our hearts, we can begin to see why the Lord spoke to Solomon the instruction that we should first humble ourselves then pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways if we are to find God hearing from heaven, forgiving our sin and healing our land.

How can we grow the size of our God?    This is an immense question and the answer is beyond the comprehension of this author, however from a casual investigation, we can perhaps identify a starting point.   A suggested starting point: seeking humility with all of our hearts and spending time meditating on Who God is as He is revealed in His word.    Read and meditate on His word to learn Who He is and what He is like, releasing all focus on what we need to do to get God to do what we want Him to do to please us.   Our seeking God must be centered on Who He is, not on us or who we think we need.

To grow the size of our God is perhaps the most profound spiritual activity in which we can engage.  This activity has the potential to deepen every aspect of our relationship with God.   The benefits of growing in the spiritual knowing of God are beyond description and span all of eternity.

We desire to remind you and encourage you to pray for revival.  In connection with prayer for revival, as the size of our God grows, the impact of our prayers will increase.   Further, as revival fully comes, for participants and spectators alike, the size of our God will inevitably increase spectacularly.   May His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!