Monday, 25 April 2011

A big-godder or a little-godder?

I am really enjoying Charles Swindoll's reflections on Romans.  I found the following illustration inspiring.

Robert Dick Wilson is mostly remembered for his outstanding achievements in linguistics at Princeton Theological Seminary.  He learned more than forty-five ancient languages in his quest to understand the Scriptures more accurately.  But his students remember him more for his unique approach to evaluating their preaching.  He did not critique their ability to parse verbs or dissect ancient turns of phase, and he did not analyse their scholarship or pay attention to their charisma.  Instead, he listened for another, more crucial quality.  After hearing one particular student preach the professor remarked, "I am glad that you are a big-godder.  When my boys come back, I come to see if they are big-godders or little-godders, and then I know what their ministry will be."

How big is your God?  Are you tossed about on the waves of circumstance in a sea of chaos?  Or do you understand that God has every matter under His divine control and that He has a purpose for every event you encounter?

Do you accept the finality of impossibilities, or do you allow God to have the final say in those matters?

When you pray, do you shy away from asking God to accomplish big things, or do you trust that He is not only able, but likely willing to dramatically and supernaturally act on your behalf?

The size of your God has everything to do with your answers.  Who is directing your future, no matter what your age?  Is it a puny god with no imagination and little power?  Or do you serve an infinitely creative, immensely powerful, immeasurably gigantic God?

Let me challenge you to become a "big-godder."  Begin by committing yourself to knowing Him as He is. 

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