How do you know God to be? Do you see Him and know Him as unlimited in wisdom, unlimited in power, and unlimited in love? You should because that is who He is. Yet, whenever we try to imagine the greatness of any of His attributes, we fall short. We just can’t picture it. We can let our own imaginations run wild, but they will never run as far and as wide and as deep as He is. He is an infinite God. Our finite minds, as hard as we may try, will never fully grasp Him.
But think of the extravagant blessing of having access to this infinite God! Winning the Powerball lottery would make us rich, but riches, though vast, would be limited. Becoming a globally popular entertainer might make us feel loved, but there are limits to global popularity – both in quantity and in quality. And what if we had global power? You know, like the wisdom of a thousand Solomons? Or the resources of every national economy? Still, all would pale in comparison to the resources of God. Yes, His wisdom, His power, His love, and all of His other attributes are infinite. And when they are applied to us, they are grace. Amazing Unlimited Grace!
The Apostle Paul prays an incomprehensible prayer in the letter of Ephesians: That we as followers of God would experience His glorious riches, His spiritual power, His Presence, and His love. Take in his summary of this truth which is mind-boggling:
“. . .that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19)
In other words, he asks that the measure God uses with us in dispensing His grace would be as immeasurable as His own attributes. It’s a crazy brave prayer, one that we rarely dare to ask.
If you’re a follower of God, pause for a moment and think of the privilege of being His child: unlimited wisdom, power, and love poured out on us in one gracious act of salvation. If we really understand that, could we ever pray casual again? Could we ever doubt Him? Would we ever worry about our future or stress about our present? No, all such frailties come from a lack of understanding on exactly this one point: The God who is unfathomable, incomprehensible, and boundless in everything He does, or can do, is The God who has chosen (get this) to dwell within us. Amazing, huh?
Have a fulfilling weekend. Make it better by worshiping The Lord with those who have experienced all of Him and will never settle for anything less.
All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.
“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)