Be thankful to be known and loved by our BIG God.
It helps to understand the necessity for thankfulness to our BIG God, by acknowledging the differences between Him and our little gods.
Our BIG God sent His Son to offer us salvation from sin. We are not saved from sin by living a “good life.” No, we are saved only through faith in Jesus Christ and the blood that He shed for us on The Cross. This is a truth that creates our BIG God.
It was only through the perfect sacrifice that all sins of the world could be forgiven. Our BIG God loved us before we were born. And knew He would offer His only Son as payment in full for all the upcoming lies, hate, deceit, infidelity, slander, greed, selfishness and other sinful little gods that would continually infiltrate, attack and destroy our lives.
Our BIG God knows these sinful little gods are self-created within us. Too often we incorrectly worship them believing they offer us a scapegoat; inciting us to maneuver out and attack others, or, enabling us to stay close to home and attack our own lives.
But because of the mighty power of our BIG God and the wondrous essence of His being, we can confirm and accept that He will never be overcome.
John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Our BIG God tells us through out the Bible that He created life. We also know that with the fall of man came sin; a constant darkness trying to occupy and shatter Christian lives. So those sinful little gods of darkness do exist around us, however, God does not allow their darkness to overcome His BIG God brightness.
Often, because we see and feel this darkness around us, we do not understand the path our lives are taking. But know that God alone is in control. After all these years, He will not abandon us now! We can believe this because He has told us these things.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Believers simply need to call on our BIG God for help in all circumstances. Our Lord has told us in His Word that He is constantly by our side. In fact He will:
- Strengthen us.
- Perish our enemies.
- And hold our hands while helping us through. (All positive things that little gods lack!)
Isiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
If you continually live with lies, hate, deceit, infidelity, slander, greed, selfishness, or other sinful little gods, you need to understand how small they really are. They offer no strength to the weary or hope for your salvation.
In fact a goal of the gods of darkness is to make us weak in correct decision making. Their mission is to turn us from our BIG God. They never go away on their own, they continue to attack by breaking down love for self and love for others.
Those “gods” are not here to hold our hand or offer comfort. But our BIG GOD does! He does that and so much more!
If you don’t already know Him, I encourage you to learn more about our BIG God by reading from the New Testament, the gospel of John. John is beautifully written and illustrates the love of God as personified in His Son, Jesus Christ.
You can then check out one of my previous posts, 111 Attributes Of God, which offers 111 words that explain God’s nature; each defining a part of His expansive BIG character.