How Big Is Your God?

In Joshua 10 the children of Israel enter into a treaty with the people of Gibeon. The people of Gibeon misled the Israelites. God’s children were led aaaaagodto believe they were entering into an agreement with a people who lived a great distance from them. Once Joshua learned the truth he was upset, but he kept the treaty because he had given them his oath by the Lord. The results of this treaty were felt almost immediately. The Gibonites were attacked and sent word to Joshua to come quickly and help. Joshua provided the necessary help. In this battle two great truths emerged. First, God worked through nature to help his people. If you read the text there were as many enemy soldiers killed by hailstones as were put to death by the sword. Second, as a result of Joshua’s prayer, time stood still allowing the Israelites time to finish their mission. The Israelites were serving a mighty God indeed!

Today the Lord continues to use natural events to work in the lives of His servants. God is still working in the lives of those who serve Him. Sometimes we teach God is no longer interested in the day-to-day activities here on earth. Nothing could be further from the truth. God continues to work in and through man.

Perhaps God doesn’t do great things through us today because we doubt Him and His ability. God still answers prayer. God continues to want to hear our petitions. At the point of salvation God adopts us into His family. As heirs of God and joint-heirs of Jesus Christ our ability to petition the father is a tremendous gift. Many times we can’t set up a desired meeting with one of our elected officials. We can always approach the throne of the Almighty.

Could it be that we have not because we ask not? Is it possible that our concept of God is too small? Do we pray small prayers because our concept of God is small? I am glad Joshua’s concept of the father was powerful. Joshua’s concept of God was large enough that his prayer made the sun stand still. How big is your God?


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2 Responses to How Big Is Your God?

  1. Jason says:

    Great thoughts bro.

  2. Thanks!

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