How Big Is God?

In 21 days Come to the Fire begins at Olivet Nazarene University. Churches providing web streaming are listed below. Please contact us if you want yours listed. The list is growing.

 The web streaming of this conference will be available for you to see on your computer at the Come to the Fire website. There is no charge for homes or churches. You can insure your internet connection is adequate by checking a chapel service on the  Olivet website.

If you are willing to pray for some women by name, please respond to this email. The registration list continues to grow.

 

When we say God is infinite, we mean there are no limits. There is no limit to His goodness, no limit to His justice, no limit to His love, no limit to His wisdom, no limit to what He can do. We cannot define Him, we cannot limit Him.

He is the infinite God. Dr. R. E. Carroll tells in his book High Conceptions of God of the infinite size of the universe. It takes light ten thousand years to cross the narrow part of the Milky Way galaxy. It takes light a hundred thousand years to travel from one end to the other of the Milky Way.

With real effort we might be able to imagine a distance from here to the end of the Milky Way galaxy, but the Andromeda Nebula galaxy is a million and a half light-years away. Our finite minds cannot imagine those distances.

Then there is the unlimited power of God. The earth is whirling around the sun at eighteen and one half miles per second. Scientists have determined that it would take a steel bar five thousand miles in diameter to resist the force of the earth's weight and the centrifugal force that would throw it away from the sun.

On what does God hang the earth? "He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing" (Job 26:7).

If the earth went much faster than the eighteen and one half miles per second, it would go hurling out into space. If it were to go slower, it would be drawn into the sun.

This infinite God "is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine" (Ephesians 3:20). "With God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). He is able to do far more than we can think of asking.

Thank You, Father, that transforming and caring for Your people is the work You most delight in.

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being" (Revelations 4:11).

 Joy Dawson said...
"We would be still and know that You are God.... We stand in awe of You..., Your awesome holiness, majestic splendour, blazing glory, limitless power, and unquestionable sovereignty. We worship You for Your flawless character, Your infinite knowledge and wisdom, Your absolute justice, unswerving faithfulness, unending mercy.... We bow our hearts and bend our knees before... Your dazzling beauty, Your fascinating personality, Your incomprehensible humility, Your unsearchable understanding, and Your unfathomable love.... Our greatest need is to have a far greater revelation of what You are really like. We ask You to meet that need."