How BIG is God?
As I laid in bed the last two nights and listened to the winds, the thunder and witnessed the lightning here in Texas, I silently praised Him for His bigness and thanked Him that He would keep us safe even when the phone was ringing and telling us sixty mile per hour winds and hail were on the way.
Our God is so, so big that even the heavens declare His glory and the skies proclaim His work. Have you taken a moment lately to look up at those skies and see all of His handiwork? Have you watched a sunrise or sunset? Have you just taken a moment to sit outside and watch billowy clouds floating by? I found myself doing that last weekend when we were out-of-town, sitting on a porch swing with our two-year old grandson. I wanted to go in and grab the camera, but I wanted to sit there more cuddling our grandson as I watched clouds roll by, and I was specifically looking for a heart in the clouds, and God sent me three. I have the memory etched in my brain.
Our God is so, so big. His handiwork is around us all the day long. Have you stopped to look at it.
It’s Spring. I love having the windows open this morning. It’s raining and the one-year old grandson is on the way to spend the day with Nanna. I love listening to the rain, and I really love mornings like this when I can lay back down on the sofa and nap. No, I don’t get to do that often, but it is enjoyable once or twice a year. How about you?
Springtime is also a time I watch all the birds outside. One is busy building a nest in a new bird house I hung out on the porch this year. It’s fun watching her darting in and out. I don’t know what kind of bird she is. I need to get out that bird book and do some research. Anyway, the red birds, blue birds, and doves are darting around, and it’s nice listening to their tweeting in the early morning. Not this morning though.
The flowers are all coming up in the flower beds (weeds too) and I love seeing all of them. Some of them – the tulips – my Dad planted, and it brings back precious memories of him and Mom coming out after we moved here and working on the flower beds with us. There are also Shasta daisies which will spring forth later and they remind me of one of Mom’s favorite flowers.
Soon there will be butterflies everywhere and well them and the dragonflies just speak to me about Mom and her love for them.
Our God is so, so big. He performed miracles then, and He still does today.
He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. Deuteronomy 10:21 (NIV)
Do you believe in miracles? I do and have watched God over and over again perform miracles. I will share a couple of them with you.
- I had two awesome children when the doctors gave me no hope after many miscarriages.
- I have watched family members walk through infertility and then give birth.
- I watched thirty-four years ago as our daughter was born weighing a little over two pounds with undeveloped lungs, and a time when medicines were not available to help like they are today surive when there was little hope given to us by the neonatologist, but people all over the U.S. were praying for us because of word of mouth from churches and before Facebook and the internet.
The biggest miracle I have watched was our grandson, Colt. He was born with a horrible skin disease that has no cure. His feet had no skin on them at birth and he had blisters on some parts of his body. This disease is a lifetime of pain, and we had no hope of him crawling or walking and expected him to be wrapped in bandages for his life with lots of pain. Colt, as far as we have been able to discern from cases all over the world, is doing marvelous.
I prayed that God had given Colt a gene to heal him. Yes, I prayed BIG and God answered BIG. When they had genetic testing, the people told the kids that Colt not only has the EB gene, but he has an unknown gene. I know that’s his miracle gene – it’s his God gene. Yes they are all from God, but God gave him one that even the genetics have never seen.
Our God is so BIG because He loves us.
He gave His only son for us. He died for us. John 3:16 (NIV) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph 3:17 (NIV)
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39 (NIV)
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” 1 John 4:16 (NIV)
“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 (NIV)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (NIV)
“God loves each of us, as if there were only one of us.” Augustine
I’m joining Suzanne Eller today for #LiveFreeThursday and the prompt is How Big is God.
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This post was featured on Inspire Me Monday on 5-2-16