How Small is God

Yesterday we looked at how big God is.  As one person commented, “God is big!!!”  Yes He is.  Today we are going to antsee how small God is.

I know there are some out there who are thinking, “I don’t serve a small God!”  Well, yes, in some ways, you do.  But probably not the small you are thinking.  Remember, God is a Spirit.  That means He has no shape, size or any other physical form that limits Him.  And size is relative.  Think about it, what is big to us is small compared to the sun.  What is small to us is gigantic to the ant.  Because God has no set form He can go and do as He pleases.  When we become Christ-Followers and accept God’s free gift of Salvation a crazy, miraculous thing happens, God takes up residence in us.  Does that mean that the big God we looked at yesterday shoves and crams Himself into us?  No, of coarse not, as my son would say, “That’s just silly Daddy.”  But the third aspect of God, the Holy Spirit, moves into our being.  Now I can’t explain that scientifically, nor can I prove it beyond this, I know it to be true because it happened to me.  I can feel it.  I know God in Spirit form resides inside me.  Call it faith or belief but you can’t tell me I am wrong because it is my experience.  It happened to me.

I am a fairly big guy, not huge, but above average.  I am 6’2″ tall and about 205 lbs.  But I am nothing compared to the Bigness of God.  So in order for God to move in He has to be pretty small.

Also, think about this.  Stay with me now because we are going outside the box a little.  God is the God of the big things right?  Universe, solar systems, planets and such, but He is also God of the small things.  In Matthew 6 Jesus gives an object lesson.  He basically says- “Take a look at the wild flowers on the side of the road, God cares for and makes them more beautiful that anyone walking out of a Versace store.  Even the ones that no one will ever see are prettier than a queen in all her regalia.”  (my translation)  How many wild flowers have you seen on the side of the interstate?  Do you care about any one of them?  Do you care about all of them?  Would it totally ruin your day if they were all gone?  God cares, He cares so much that He gives special attention to their design and appearance.  Lets look at the whole of that passage in a real translation- Matthew 6:27-30

27-29“Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

30-33“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here wildfloweris to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.  (The Message)

Did you see it?  Did you see what Jesus is saying here, if God cares for a simple little flower that the mowers are going to cut down in a few days, how much MORE does He care for us.  And the real kicker is this, He not only cares for the big things in our lives but the small as well.  We pray all the time that so-in-so will be healed or we will have enough money to eat this week or that our children will be safe, but when was the last time you prayed for it to stop raining so you could stop for some ice cream (my wife did this when she was a new Christ-Follower and it stopped just long enough to get the ice cream and get back to the van).  When was the last time you prayed for a beautiful sunset just because?  How about praying for someone to smile that looks upset?  God is the God of the small as well as the big.

Here’s where we go outside-the-box.  If God is the God of the small then that makes Him the God of the big as well.  I submit that if He wasn’t the God of the small He wouldn’t be able to be God of the big.  Why?  Simple, there are nearly 7 billion people on planet Earth, each having thousands of small things in their life that they could pray for at any given moment.  God has to have the ability to hear all of them or the Bible would be untrue.  Now, I believe that the only prayers that God hears is the prayers of His followers accept for the prayer of salvation, but He has to have the ability to hear everyone.  Not to mention all the wild flowers He has to design or the bannana trees He grows or the snow leopards He cares for etc…….  All small things but when added together makes one gigantic job.  He is therefore God of the big and the small.

God is so big He has the ability to take care of the small.  The small of the world and the small in your life.


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