Let’s start by agreeing on this: my biggest dreams do not compare to even the tiniest thoughts God has for me. Regardless of how mighty, far-reaching, extraordinary the dreams we have for ourselves are, they don’t hold a candle to even the most fleeting of thoughts God has for us.
Welcome to church, today we touch on the second and concluding part of the ‘how big is your God’ series. The first part dwelled on our perception of God, the possible reasons we doubt his promises or refrain from asking for the things we desire. In that chronicle I was going to give an analogy my friend told me of, but I digressed till I ran out of space. That’s the thrust for today.
When Joseph, second to the youngest of the twelve sons of Jacob dreamt about the sun, moon and stars bowing to him one night and the sheaves of wheat bowing to his in another, the general interpretation was that his siblings and parents would be dependent on him for their sustenance. That manifested when Joseph became the Prime Minister of Egypt; could be said that his dreams came true. Right?
Have you ever considered that the dream was only fully brought to life hundreds of years later when the children of Israel (descendants of Joseph) were at war with the Amorites under the leadership of Joshua? When Joshua commanded the sun and the moon to stand still and they obeyed? (Joshua 10:12-14). That was the first, and only time that wonder ever occurred in the scriptures. So while Joseph was probably only looking to his nuclear family for the fulfilment of the dream he had, God had far more astonishing plans. Halleluyah!
How big is this God? The one who is glorious in holiness, and fearful in praises? The one who parted The Red Sea for the children if Israel in Exodus, and set ambushment against Moab, Edom, and Mount Seir in 2 Chronicles 20:22?
We’ve only but scratched the surface of his awesomeness but let me interrupt that to ask; what is the thing you’ve been trusting Him for? That concern, worry, issue that seems to have defied all solutions till now? Seems like there’s no answer in sight? Have you laid it before the one before whom all secrets are laid bare? Hebrews 4:13. Do you fear your case might be too much for him? Not like you doubt God o, you just think that maybe your own request might take a little longer to sort out.
A little comfort for you; this God we’re talking about made all things by the word of his power. And all in six days. So from Kuala Lumpur to Kutuwengi, The Gambia to The Bahamas, Canada to South Africa, six days!! From the oil in Saudi Arabia, to the gold in Ghana, to the cocoa in Cote d’Ivoire, all in six days! Ever wondered about the crazy time zones? I’m always amazed, amused, and then confused by time zones and how different countries start their days before each other; God did all that in six days. So what’s your issue? He can take care of it jor!!!
I don’t know about you, but this week I’m walking around with confidence, trusting in a God who loves me, and is able to do more than I can ever ask or think!! You should too!!
Have a super productive week!
- How Big Is Your God? (fairygodsister.wordpress.com)
- Send Your Dreams Down the River – Exodus 2:3 (dianneguthmuller.com)