Saturday, 20 November 2010
By Samuel Le
Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you - Jeremiah 32:17
J.B. Phillips wrote a book called Your God is Too Small, in which he exposes the caricatures of God that people have created for themselves. Many people have a God of their own making -- not the God the Bible reveals. The result is that people have a false sense of the God they worship and ultimately, a false sense of what is expected of their lives.
The sad truth for many modern Christians is this how we "know" God. We pick up bits and pieces here and there from this sermon or that commentary. We think that if we can learn the true greatness and character of God through Twitter feeds. We justify it because our lives are so busy! We just got so much to do and not enough time to do it.
And this fine when life is going well. The God we have created in our minds serves us well when our family is loving, when that job promotion is on the horizon, and when we are healthy. But when troubles start brewing within the family or we've just lost our job, not only lives seem to crumble around us, but the our God seem so powerless. What happened to the God that was suppose to be my good-luck charm?
My friends, when we don't take the time to get to know our awesome and wonderful God through His Word, the Bible, we start to make-up expectations and demands for God. And when these expectations don't play out as we hope, we get disappointed. So I encourage you today to spend time to get to know this God that you worship. Stop depending upon blurbs that you hear from off the street. Engage in His Word and He will surely reveal Himself to you.Who is God to you? How do you know that what you believe about God is true? What has He been teaching you about His characteristics lately? How do you respond?