What If God Was Just Getting Warmed Up?

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I need you to soften my heart, to break me apart…I may be weak but Your Spirit’s strong in me.

As many of you know, I often wake up in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning with words of a song on my heart that play over and over.  This morning, it was words from a song we sung at church on Sunday, “Give Me Faith.”

As I sat down on the couch with my cup of coffee and began to read, segments of that song continued to play softly in the background of my mind.

Here are some of the words from the devotional I read this morning. It was commentary about the Samaritan woman Jesus encountered at the well.

We limit the Holy One of Israel by remembering only what we have allowed Him to do for us in the past…We impoverish and weaken His ministry in us the moment we forget He is almighty…We will come to Jesus for Him to be our comforter or our sympathizer, but we refrain from approaching Him as our Almighty God…We struggle to reach the bottom of our own well, trying to get water for ourselves… The well of your incompleteness runs deep, but make the effort to look away from yourself and to look toward Him.

As I read, those song lyrics grew louder and louder.

I need you to soften my heart, to break me apart…I may be weak but Your Spirit’s strong in me.

And, as I read I thought about that pivotal moment in church years ago when I filled in the blank the Pastor presented to us:

God is bigger than (insert your biggest struggle)

I thought about how, at that very moment, I chose to believe it.  I chose to surrender my search for the limited water supply in my own well and chose to rely on the endless supply He claimed was waiting for me.

This morning, as I thought about that fill-in-the-blank moment in my life I had another thought.  God, what if… you’re even bigger than that?  What if I choose to fill in another blank today. 

God is EVEN BIGGER than (insert the miracle you’ve witnessed God perform in your life)

This morning, I realized how easy it is for me to still place a limit on God’s greatness.  We measure what He can do by what we’ve seen Him do in past.

But, what if today…we look at what He’s done in the past and choose to say:
God, you were just getting warmed up! The was just the beginning!

2 thoughts on “What If God Was Just Getting Warmed Up?

  1. Brenda

    I really needed this today. I struggle with a sense of futility and pessimism about whether God will choose to act, and it’s helpful to remember that He IS bigger than everything.

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