Ever imagined what it must be like for a new born baby? Just come into the world, eyes closed, can hear voices. I try to imagine myself in a situation like that, I can sense the love of my mothers arms as she holds me close, im a part of her extended to the world, a precious gift from God, that goes beyond anything she or anyone else can understand, its love, real love, unconditional love. Not forgetting we are putting ourselves in the position of the baby now, we can probably hear voices and music but our eyes are closed, we cant really see whats out there in the world and the truth is, in the position of that child, we would have no idea of what really is out there in the world, we wouldnt know about things like beauty, words, expressions, anger & love. We wouldnt know the awesomeness of nature or the beauty of a sunny day and beautiful birds, we wouldnt know the wonder in watching the sunset or the vast amounts of stars, completely clueless to a whole realm of awesomeness.
Were no babies, but the truth is, we really do have no idea, How great God is, think about it, what would you do if as you where reading this you saw a great being with wings standing next to you ? its clothes and face shining as bright as the sun, would would melt because of the glory? or would it be so awesome you would fall to your knees and say oh please do not destroy me? or would you make it easy on yourself and faint ?
Or what would you do if you found yourself in the position of saul, maybe you have a pet rabbit or a dog and God opens its mouth and it talks to you and says, Do You Realise Who God Is ?
I could write 50 Books and still not be able to nearly begin to start explaining how great God is because the truth is regardless of what he has done in my life and what I know, it is nothing compared to what he can still show and teach me, each time I get lost in the wonder of how great he is, he is probably looking down at me and saying child, you have no idea.
I wonder what it must have been for these guys By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. -Exodus 13:21-22
Can you imagine this? Close your eyes for a second (I mean't that) and picture yourself walking out of your house tomorrow or even right now and seeing a pillar of fire following you everywhere you go, would you go crazy ? Do you realise that God can still do this today ?
How about this guy
Elijah answered the captain, If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men! Then fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men. 2 Kings 1:10
Or this one
At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again. Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, The LORD -he is God! The LORD -he is God! 1 Kings 18:36-39
Ever wondered what must have been going through the mind of moses when this happened ? Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. Exodus 14:21-22
The most astonishing part of everything above about these people who God used greatly is that, though they saw great works of God as we are still seeing today, they had no idea, they saw a greatness of God, a wonder of God, but where still like babies just coming into the world; because that was just a little bit of the whole lot of things God can do! Yes, God is so great that no one could even begin to comprehend the fullness of who he is, even the greatest of men, who have made such an impact in this world know that their greatest attempt that has been mightily chaining and filled with Gods power was still nothing, because what God could do is beyond our comprehension or thought, we couldnt even use our minds to imagine the things God could do, where would we start from? would we have imagined the trees first ? or the birds ? or a moon ? or a sun ? or night ? or day ?..I dont think so!
We have such a small view of God sometimes, sometimes we mould him into an image for ourselves, trying to make a God that conforms to us, and does things our way, we say our God! Well I hope youre starting to realised or you have already understood the truth that he is LORD, over me, over you, over the news, over all the demons on the earth, over heaven and over hell, he is lord over atheism, he is lord over sickness, he is lord over the skies, he is lord over the weather, he is lord over absolutely everything, and weather we chose to believe him now or not wont change the truth that he really is Lord.
It doesnt stop there, I want to show you something. The truth is, we see things just as great as these today, and the most amazing part of it all is that, it doesnt take some ones legs to grow out or fire to fall down from heaven for us to see such greatness, because even in the stillness God is there and his very presence is really is glorious! You say but if you claim there is such a greatness and such glory, then why on earth cant I see it, if something so amazing is happening then I should be able to see that there is something great taking place, and its because youre not looking or focusing in the right places, ill explain; the human eyes blinks about a million times a year, truth is youve probably blinked a lot of times since you started reading this, however if you dont chose to focus on it and watch your eyes when it blinks you wouldnt even know youre blinking even if its before youre very eyes, its the same thing with God, his glory is everywhere, from the little things to the big things, and if youre not seeing it, its not because its not there! its everywhere, right before youre very eyes!
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualitieshis eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:1-4
The point of this article is to show you that God is great, and we really have no idea what he can do with a heart thats willing, or a pastor that is trusting him, or a young woman or man who has refused to conform and settle for the norm. God is not boring, the bible is not boring, its the most exciting books you will ever come across. Its alive; it speaks, just like the whole of creation testifies to Gods glory, does your life testify ? or is the God youve known until now just one youve made up in your head ? Get in contact with Gods word and let it reveal to you who God really is, go empty, dont make assumptions, dont think you know.
For the foolishness of God is wiser than mans wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than mans strength.1 Corinthians 1:25
I want Gods wisdom, do you ? then Go to him for it, dont take your wisdom along, let go of it, let your mind be renewed by trying your best to come into contact with his word, its powerful, check this out
Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29
My prayer for you is that God would show you just a tiny part of his greatness as he showed moses, and the apostle paul and all the other people whose life he is involved in, it doesnt matter where you are now with God, you aint seen nothing yet!
He is a great God - Give thanks!
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