Monday, November 16, 2015
BIG or little God?
“BIG or little God?”
By Zach Wood
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
If someone were to ask you, “Do you serve a big God?”, your answer would most likely be “Yes!”. How many of us would even think of or even consider saying that we don’t? You ask any Christian leader or minister in a church and they would quickly tell you that they do serve a very big God! To answer any other way would be absurd.
We talk so often in the church about how we serve a big God and how powerful He is. We talk often about the amazing things He has done in our lives and how He continues to work is mysterious ways. We have Bible study groups and sermons given on how incredible big our God is. It is absolutely wonderful to share how big God is, but don’t you think we should also be living our lives in a way that shows we believe?
For so long, we have talked this up so much in the church about an amazing and big God that works in unbelievable ways, but so often the way we live our lives doesn’t tell that story to others. We feel good talking about how wonderful He is and make Him sound really great, but then as we live our lives many days, we really don’t show others we truly have that faith in a big God.
Paul definitely believed in a big God! He served a God that was infinitely more powerful than anything he could ever imagine. Paul not only shared about his big God, but he also lived believing this and living it! How many of us actually live this belief out each and every day? How many of us not only talk about how immeasurably great God is, but also live that faith out?
If we’re honest with ourselves and with others, I think we’d have to say that we do a lot more “talk” than actually living that belief out. We cannot only talk about it, but we must live in a way that convinces others that we serve a big God as well.
So, do you serve a BIG God or a little God? Do you make Him little in your everyday life or BIG in the way you live so that others can see His amazing ways?