Your God is Too Small


          Several decades ago, a book was published bearing this title. Regardless of its content, clearly the title is Biblically accurate. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).

          The God of the Bible saw through Adam’s fig leaf (Genesis 3:7-11), beneath Achan’s tent (Joshua 7:20-22), and behind a Pharisee’s pretense (Luke 18:11-14).

          The God of the Bible can hear His people’s prayers from a mountain where the unrighteous outnumber the righteous 450 to 1 (1 Kings 18:22-38), from the belly of a great fish in the Mediterranean Sea (Jonah 2:1-10), and through the open windows of an upper room in a foreign land where prayer to God has been expressly and recently outlawed (Daniel 6).

          The God of the Bible knows your sitting down and rising up; He understands your most intimate thoughts and is acquainted with all your ways (Psalm 137:2-3).

          The God of the Bible is inescapable. You can ascend into heaven or descend into the uttermost parts of the sea; you can seek to hide under the cloak of darkness, but nothing escapes His omniscience (Psalm 137:7-12).

          The God of the Bible loves in four dimensions and His love surpasses the capacity of human knowledge (Ephesians 3:18-19).

          The God of the Bible cannot be put in a box or laboratory and made subservient to human will.

          The God of the Bible cannot be successfully compressed into restrictions devised by finite human minds.

          The God of the Bible has an unblemished, extensive track record of being able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think. If your faith does not wholeheartedly embrace this truth, then your God is too small.

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