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How Big is Your God?

October 21st, 2007 Visited 1438 times, 2 so far today
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Who is Your God?

Surrender      It’s fascinating to me to think about just how great God is and how much we fall short of understanding what He wants from us. I was reading in A. W. Tozer’s book (The Attributes of God: A Journey into the Father’s Heart (aff)) and I was really struck by a passage tonight that talked about how Christians try to find happiness in the wrong place.

You see, God wants us to find happiness– completeness– in Him alone. We have a shrine in our heart that only He can fill, and yet we try to fill it with other things. Tozer has a passage in his book where he talks about what we tend to do in our everyday Christian life.

You see, we tend to seek happiness in

  • A Good Job and God
  • A Happy Marriage and God
  • Good Children and God

and the list goes on and on. What God wants from us is to find our joy and happiness in Him. After we’ve done that, He may give us things or take things away and we will still be content and happy in Him.

It’s easy to prove that this is his goal– just look at the life of Abraham, Job, or any other person that held something closer to themselves than God alone. God wants to be the only thing in our lives to get worship. In that way He is jealous– and yet it is He that gives us all things.

Wow. It’s just amazing to think about and difficult to practice.

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  • Leticia says on: October 23, 2007 at 7:09 pm

     

    I have to admit, I have been trying to solve some things on my own. Without God, nothing can be done.

    How great my God? Greater than anything in this universe!

  • MInTheGap says on: October 24, 2007 at 10:50 am

     

    How much of our lives do we live like this– because we believe that we have it all under control. It’s just astounding.

  • Leticia says on: October 24, 2007 at 6:47 pm

     

    MIn, you are so right. We tend to put God in this perverbial box and only pull it out as a last resort.

    There shouldn’t even be a box.

    God is our everything and we should always go to Him first.

    Believe me, I am finding out the hard way. I am in a situation that is exacerbating out of control.

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