Theology Tuesday: Is your God big or small?
After a terrible tornado tore through Arkansas a few years ago, Pastor George Lawson reflected on the loss of life and God’s character, saying;
The only God sufficient for a Big Storm is a Big God — The omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and omnibenevolent God of the Bible. He hasn’t lost control. A god, that does not know, is not able or does not care, is a small and pathetic deity, who is not worthy of worship, adoration or trust. Ultimately a small god can offer no comfort for what happened [here].
You see, it’s not merely that God has the power and right to govern all things, but that He does so always and without exception. Nothing happens in this universe without His direction or permission. He is a God who works, not just some things, but all things after the counsel of His own will (see Eph. 1:11). God’s purpose is all- inclusive and is never thwarted (see Isa. 46:11). Nothing takes Him by surprise.
So, is your God big or small? Check out this testimony from Pastor Adam McClendon about how practical believing God is big gets: