In Sunday School, the children used to sing “…My God is so big, so strong and so mighty there’s nothing my God cannot do…”
As we become adults, I think our concept of God can change so that we fail to see the ‘Almighty’ part of God.
“God is love…” seems to be the favorite character trait of the century. Which is true, but it’s only one of the attributes of God.
God has no limits.
Our God is omnipotent. There is no greater power. He is the Creator God who spoke, and the cosmos instantly appeared – as did all the laws of physics.
That power does not diminish. It holds and contains, it governs life and death. Everything that occurs happens because He is in control.
“For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” – Acts 17:28 (KJV).
That means everything. God never changes, He is the same.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” – Hebrews 13:8 (KJV).
Our God is omnipresent. God is everywhere all at once, without constraint. He is outside of time and place, and we must recognise that He was the beginning, and He will be the end.
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” – Revelation 22:13 (KJV).
Our God is omniscient. We serve an all-knowing God. Sometimes we forget that He knows even our thoughts. Nothing has changed since the beginning of time.
“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” – Genesis 6:5 (KJV).
Why is it then that, knowing what we know, we limit ourselves. The Bible tells us that faith makes the impossible possible, if it is the will of God.
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26 (KJV).
“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” – Mark 9:23 (KJV).
“And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” – Mark 10:27 (KJV).
We must have the big picture.
The hymn writers had the right idea. They wrote hymns of wonder and praise.
“Immortal, Invisible God only wise”, “How great Thou art”, “King of kings and Lord of Lords” (The Hallelujah Chorus).
When we pray, let us not forget what our Saviour taught us to pray.
“Our father which art in heaven Hallowed be your name…”
Hallowed means “…greatly revered and honoured…”
We must remember that God is in control. Nothing happens that is not His will. We cannot see the big picture, so we do not know why things happen most of the time.
This is where our faith will be constantly tested. But we can do anything that God impresses on us to do for He never fails. Our job is to be available and know that if God is with us, who can stand against us.
Think of Almighty God and trust that whatever occurs must work for good, and one day all will be revealed.
Think of the empires in history that have come and gone, and God is still on His throne.
Our task is to do what we can to further the cause of Christ where we are, and with God’s help, there are no limits!
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Barrie Hanson lives in Bluff, Southland. He has been a Christian for over 40 years and in that time he has been a preacher, Pastor and a church helper in both Auckland and Hamilton.
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