Right View of God
Is He or isn’t He? God, that is. Sounds silly, but I’m dead serious. Both the root of our fears and our courage to risk hinge on our view of God. A. W. Tozer was on the mark about us when he said, “Were we to extract from any man a complete answer to the question, ‘What comes into your mind when you think about God? We might predict with certainty the spiritual future of that man.” It makes perfect sense. The most important thing about us is our concept of God.
Is He omnipotent or impotent — sovereign and aloof — omnipresent and available — lifted up or familiar — punitive or kind — faithful or flaky — loving or vengeful — just or unjust — able or unable to make a difference — creator or kill-joy?
When our concept of Him is diminished, so is courage from Him. But if our concept is correct, we become unstoppable for the kingdom, so how big is your God? The answer to that lies not in your words but in the substance of your actions for Him. If you know He is who He says He is, you will risk big. Little God — little risk, little love for God — little love for people. The connections are endless.
Your concept of God is so important that when it is off, you suffer, your relationships suffer, and your mission for God in the world suffers. Wrong notions, not moral courage. Right notions produce radical actions. In fact no man’s life for God will ever outperform his view of God. That is why Jesus feared no man. He saw His Father clearly and lived confidently.
What about for you? No person, no obstacle, no dream, no problem, no defeat and no issue in your life is bigger than your God. If he wants something to happen it will happen. If not, He will work it out another way.
Father, thank you that my life is completely in Your hands.