Christians need to think big. Our understanding of the scope and reach of God’s power is often limited by the depth and breadth of our immediate perception rather than on an accurate reflection of God’s ability. This is a great travesty in two ways. Firstly, it confines God’s reach via his body. We are his hands and feet but we are often only willing to be those to the degree that we can trust our own integrity as finite creatures. Stories of the fire walkers in Babylon or Christ on the cross seem miraculous compared to the expectations of everyday christians. Because if this limited faith, many will never access God’s power the way that his prophets did. Secondly, it is limits the creative commiseration between God and man. If man is not open to seeing what God is capable of, then God and man miss out in the opportunity to marvel in it together. This is a fundamental aspect of praise. God enjoys pointing out his creativity to his creation. Many lock God in a small creative box that only displays his ability to be little more than a repair man for their personal lives. They will never meet the world builder, the future builder, the master story teller that he is. This must be incredibly lonely for him. We should open up our hearts to letting him show us the fullness of who he is and what he can do. It can only bring joy.
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts