How big is your God? Noooo, I mean, really, How BIG is your God? Who is He to You?
I am reminded of the story of Moses and Pharaoh. Moses (a murderer to some) was sent down to Egypt to save the Israelites from Pharaoh. When He inquired of the Lord what He should tell the Israelites, this was the Lord’s response:-
Exodus 3:14 (NIV)
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”
So, hold up a minute…..YOU ARE? Like THAT IS IT????? Walk with me here, God could have chosen to say, I am the Lord Almighty, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth…but He didn’t. Reason being…that IS NOT ALL THAT HE IS. ‘I AM WHO I AM’ summarized a God that our brains cannot fully comprehend into to 5 words that COMPLETELY describe Him.
He ‘finitely’ described His Infinite Nature 🙂
For Pharaoh to truly have known the infinite character of God it would have meant Him dying and going to paradise. Christians who follow God, and even live on the mountain praying, still cannot fully comprehend the infinite nature of God. That is why God following God is not a boring journey. Once you know Him as the Saviour then you know Him as a friend, then you know Him as a healer and a teacher and the list is endless. Our beings cannot fully fathom all that He is, that includes even the most brilliant of minds. He is All these things and more ALL at the same time. He does not struggle to multi-task ;).
This afternoon, I stand in AWE of I AM.
Still on Pharaoh, He just didn’t get it…Y’know, I AM WHO I AM didn’t sound like a super hero, bad guy or a nephilim. He just sounded like another being challenging his decisions. This explains why Pharaoh kept taking Moses on a joy ride. There is a song we used to sing ever so passionately in Sunday School called Let My People go. See the first verse and refrain below:-
When Israel was in Egypt’s land,
Let My people go!
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
Let My people go!
Go down, Moses,
Way down in Egypt’s land;
Tell old Pharaoh
To let My people go!
However, the day that Pharaoh saw the power of ‘ I AM’, he set the Israelites free to go and serve their God (Exodus 12:30-31)
Again I ask, How BIG is your God? Have you limited Him to just one attribute of His character? Have you allowed Him to show you Who He is? Do the circumstances in your life make Him seem smaller and smaller each day?
This year, I urge you not to limit God. I urge you to trust Him wholly and pursue Him solely (not as an option but as Your ALL).
Ephesians 3:20 (Amplified Bible)
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—
Trust God for the thing that even makes you laugh (because it really is your wildest dream). He is able, nothing is impossible for HIM.
Take the finite limits off. He is infinite. He is God.