How Big is Your God?

by Mark T. Hancock · 3 comments

What you believe about God will determine who you are and what you can do.

Many people have reduced God to the size of their biggest problem. Their confidence in Him stops short at the threshold of the problem or challenge or at the extent of their limited hope for themselves. Because of this faith-deficiency, they are destined to live with the problem. It can’t be overshadowed or overtaken. It reigns supreme. It becomes their god when it goes beyond the reach of what they believe God can do.

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). What a man thinks about God becomes the limit to what God is able to do in his life.

The Word of God is the substantive antidote to the poison that restricts our ability to think beyond our fears and to believe beyond our challenges.

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).

Faith from His Word takes us further so we can believe and see above our circumstances, through our problems, and beyond the bounds of our own short-sighted dreams when we understand that God is bigger than any challenge, more powerful than any threat, and more far-reaching than any of our best plans for ourselves in Him.

As we read, believe, and act on His Word we grow in faith. We become able to see God doing more so our problems shrink and our possibilities expand before us.

How big is your God?

Try Bigger.

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Michaell Hancock February 17, 2009 at 7:54 pm


courtney February 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Why is it that we exhibit this tendency to confine God within this small box?! I dunno- but I guess its the carnal nature. One moment Elijah is calling fire from heaven, the next he’s running for his life.

“They…limited the holy one of Israel” Psalm 78:41 declares. In support of what you’ve stated vs 42 goes on to show that by not remebering God’s hand in past deliverances the Israelites had limited God.

I do realize that we must change our thought process. By beholding we become changed. God called creation into existence by his mere word!! By dwelling on the realities of God’s demonstrated greatness in past times (the Word and our experiences)and by mixing it with faith (Heb 4:2) the awesomeness (if that’s a word)of God will become a reality! Every situation and problem becomes a chance to show off our God, to his glory through demonstration of the Spirit and of Power.

My God is great! He speaks and its done! To the 1 who dwelsl on this and it is comfort. To Jesus be all glory!

Nikki February 20, 2009 at 9:00 am

This is so true! If we the church REALLY got this we would be unstoppable! When we walk by sight our world is sooo small and sad. But when we let go of the need to understand and figure out everything and walk by FAITH God will so rock the very core of who we are and who we think He is. He is so huge! Think the impossible and He is more than able to do it and much more! It’s almost more then what we can truely comprehend! My God is Awesome!!!!!

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