The sermon in church 2 weeks ago made me stop to think.
…Think about the greatness of God.
…Think about how BIG HE really is.
…Think about how powerful HE is.
…Think about the Universe, knowing that the earth is just part of a huge Universe and knowing God is in control of it ALL.
The Chapter in the Bible that captures it for me is Job 38
Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
8 Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
9 when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
10 when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’?
Mind blowing right? I have thought about how mind blowing it is for a while thinking about Gods greatness from one angle, the angle of him being so great and in the midst of all of these HE knows me by name, He knows my thoughts and even knows when one hair drops from my head. Amazing!
Lean in towards a loving God which has practically made me spoilt, and many of us alike. We have leaned in so much to one side that we only think of him about the ‘Feel good’ christenese stuff that we hear. But not about the God that is powerful enough to do all HE says he will do as consequences for disobedience. So, I ask myself
Do I love God enough to obey him?
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16
If the President of the United States gives us an assignment, we will not take it lightly. How come we have taken Gods lightly? As much as I believe God loves me, knows my name and knows when one hair falls off my head am I believing him enough to do all he has commanded me to do?
He gave us the great commission to Make Disciples and I took on the responsibility when I decided to follow Christ. To realise the urgency and gravity of this responsibility I have to see God correctly.
Is anyone following me as I am following Christ?
Am I his hands and feet here on earth?
Can God count on me when he looks in my region?
I am even too ashamed to answer and evaluate myself. God has called us to be disciples and to make disciples, I am challenging us today to take a look at our lives and see how we are taking God for granted and not obeying his command and reach out to that person to disciple them and teach them the things we are learning.
Is our God really big enough to send us on this one errand?