God can do great things!
Updated: Mar 21
Have we lost something of the greatness of what God can do? In order to experience God's greatness there are some things that the Bible tells us we need to do or to understand:
We need a view of the person of God:
The Psalmist had a real yearning to seek God in his life. Why? Because he honestly believed that a view of God's power, glory, and love was the most precious thing he could experience, better than life!
1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
The Psalmist was enjoying:
- Seeking - Searching after God with everything within him. Without God he had nothing
- Sanctuary - He longed to be in a place of quietness to focus upon God
- Surveying - He wanted to examine and look over the details of God's power and glory
- Steadfast - He had experienced that the love of God is unrelenting and consistent
We need to look at the evidence that God is great Historically
1 To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm. Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
3 Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
4 All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name." Selah 5 Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
6 He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There did we rejoice in him,
7 who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations-- let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
We can draw 3 points from these verses:
Enemies - The Psalmist had experienced that ultimately no enemy could beat his God
Evidence - We are pointed to just one example of how God can work supernaturally
Eyes - God sees, and has always seen what goes on in the world. No-one should build themselves up because God knows all
God is great currently
25 To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.
27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God"?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
From these verses we can see that God is:
Incomparable - created everything, not one star in the sky was made without Him
Insightful - Accurate and deep in understanding
Infinite - Limitless or endless
Indefatigable - Incapable of being tired
We should search after a deeper understanding of the character of God, look for the evidence recorded in God's word and the lives of other Christians of the greatness of God, and believe that since God never changes He is still great and mighty to work even today.