How big is your God?
There was a song from years ago, that was in a Steve McQueen movie: Cool Hand Luke. The name of the song was Plastic Jesus.
How does one find comfort in a plastic Jesus?
So I ask the question again, How big is your God?
At times, we allow doubt and fear to consume our days.
Pretty soon, our God is so small we can carry him around in our pockets. And it’s okay if he has to go through the wash and rinse cycle and then left out to dry.
I have a note on my desk at home that I put up about two years ago. It says:
It’s a word that I received during one of my quiet moments with the Father. I have never gone in depth with it. I have just pondered the word.
But today, I am thinking about that word again. Have we over-fluffed our lives? Have we become so “self-focused” that we can’t see past our own messes? We just want the messes cleaned up and gone.
1 Timothy 6:20-21 – Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you. (NIV)
Like Timothy, we all need to be reminded of our purpose – of what we have been entrusted with.
I look out at a sea of people daily and so many appear to be lost – drowning. They know that they are lost – they just don’t know how to find their way.
Crossroads. That is where so many are right now. Crossroads – a place that we need to decide which path we should take.
But first, we need to remember how big our God really is!
Have you wandered away from the faith? Have you doubted the Father?
Then it may be time, to take him out of that back pocket and then have a serious talk with him. He is ready to listen and walk with you if you give him the time. Tell him that you have doubted him. Tell him that you are sorry. Ask for forgiveness.
He is there – waiting. You only need to seek and ask. He will answer.
Do you hear him calling your name?
If so, then respond to his voice.
My Song: Sometimes we need to be reminded about how great is our God. I think in moments of worship and praise, we are drawn back into those deep beliefs of who God really is. May you discover his greatness again today.
I decided that I would attach the song about the Plastic Jesus to this blog today for those who have never heard that song – enjoy: