Hi Friends. Our talk today is about our limited idea of God. Because we are finite, it is impossible for us to envision the Almighty and Infinite. We talk a lot about God being our friend, and He is. But sole focus on that aspect of God tends to limit our perception of God to that of a buddy that we ask to help carry the firewood into the house. We have, to some extent, shrunk God to a size just big enough to bail us out when we need Him, but small enough to ignore Him when we want to do our own thing. With this diminished concept of God it is no wonder that our prayers are small. It is no wonder that we are insecure in His care for us.
It is high time for us to promote and embrace a high view of a big God. He is the Almighty, the Creator of the Universe, the God of gods, and the King of Kings. Our love, worship, and service takes on a renewed fervor when we realize that when we stand before Him (and we always are) we are not merely in the presence of a extraordinary human being, but in the presence of true greatness and magnificence beyond our comprehension that spans the universe with His hand, and measures out the oceans in the palm of His hand. (Isaiah 40:12)
It is comforting sometimes to realize that Jesus is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. (Prov. 18:24) God however is not one dimensional. He is like a great diamond, with many facets. There is something new to see, learn, and discover each day as new rays of light shine upon Him from His Word. My point is, step back from the truth of Jesus as our friend just far enough to see the larger picture...or at least the part of the larger picture that our little minds can grasp. We are here to please (Rev. 4:11) a God that is great and majestic. He sits in the heavens. Earth is His footstool. He is the Almighty, the Infinite, the Creator God. When you put it that way, a little more humility, obedience, and worship is definitely in order.