God is Great
One of our Inspirational Devotions
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God is great in an unstable world
It often seems to me that the world is changing so fast it feels more out of control each day. Have you ever felt that way? In a world where nothing stays the same, I find comfort in reflecting on a stabilizing truth found in Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. This verse helps me enlarge my vision of God. What comes into your mind when you think of God?
The Scriptures reveal God
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The Scriptures reveal that the living God, the maker of heaven and earth, is uncreated. He is eternal, perfect and unchanging. God dwells in eternity, not time. God has no past or future because time has no effect on him. He is the first and the last – the beginning and the end of everything. God is holy and just. He is the creator, savior and judge of all the earth.
You can know God's
God’s wisdom, love and power are limitless, boundless and measureless. His goodness and mercy make him slow to anger and quick to forgive. He knows everything, sees everything and is always present. God has never been confused or unsure of himself. He has never been in a hurry or frustrated over his lack of progress. The Word of God is truth. He never guesses or utters opinions. He knows the difference between good and evil, the righteous and the wicked, and always keeps his promises. This is a brief summary of what the Scriptures teach about the God of the Bible. It's important to Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10).
A. W. Tozer
A. W. Tozer writes, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." While the Bible is about both God and man, the focal point is God. Unfortunately many people (even church people) have an extremely low view of God. Currently the Jesus many people believe in has very little power. He is often pitied more than respected. Modern-day concepts of our risen Lord do not consistently conform to what he is really like. Regardless of our statements of faith, what we actually think and believe about God is the most important thing about us.
God is great and can work through you
Although God needs no one, with faith he works through anyone. Faith is not imagination. We don’t imagine that God is real; we recognize that He is real and place our total confidence in the One who never fails. We need to see Jesus as he is today – exalted and eager. Exalted with all power at the right hand of the Father, and eager to be our friend and continue his work through us. No matter what you are facing in your life today, enlarge your vision of God by remembering two unchanging promises: I the Lord do not change (Malachi 3:6) and Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).
When you truly realize this vision - that God is great - how does it -
change your prayer life?
your feelings of hope and optimism?
your confidence in God's ability to meet your needs today?
Whatever you see God doing with people in the Bible he can do in your life today. Jesus never changes.
Author: Paul Schlieker www.bible-study-lesson-plans.com
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Discussion questions for your Sunday School class or small group:
1. What comes to your mind when you think of God?
2. What quality of God has become more precious or real to you this year?
3. How does your image of God effect your behavior?
4. Jesus is exalted and eager - How does this change your outlook on life?
5. Tell about a time when you saw God's greatness.
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