This is the reason we kneel.
God is higher & more glorious than we can imagine.
Picture of a beach
The beach is good
But there is an ocean to step into.
Go in deep enough to trust the waters to hold you
God wants to lead us into deeper waters where we are immersed – where we are out of our depths but the Spirit is in control
Look up – that’s where the action is
We look down a lot.
We get focused shuffling along
Look up to where Jesus is
God is bigger
But we shuffle along.
See the stars
He’s bigger than you can imagine!
98% of the universe are invisible to us
The heavens are his playground
The earth is his footstool
We are made of 7 billion billion billion atoms
99.9% of an atom is empty space.
If you got rid of all the empty space you could condense everything to the size of a sugar cube
Don’t shrink God
Don’t control & contain him in a box
Don’t pray a safe prayer to a God that big!
The Jewish story goes that Elijah met an idol maker who is his friend. His gods that he made are in a box – drilled a hole in it so they can breath
Elijah said ‘my God made the box’
We box God in then wonder why he doesn’t help
‘The world is perishing for lack of the presence of God & the church is famished for want of his Spirit.’ AW Tozer
The same Spirit that raised Christ is available to us.
What if we are making our God too small
What if he did the same things?
We settle for the immeasurably less
Miracles are just what God does
We are meant to be ‘what if’ imaginative people!
What if God could?
What if all we have seen so far is just the teaser trailer for the big movie yet to be released in our day?
We talk about the early church, what if thousands of years from now, we are the early church- the stories of our days are their miracle stories?
Don’t just look back at their stories- there is so much more for us.
When you went before the King you would kneel, bow your head. then make your requests
We have a great King!!