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God is infinite

Imagine yourself on a sandy white beach, ankle-deep in crystal blue ocean water with a teaspoon in your hand. Now fill the teaspoon with the water. Look at the finite amount of water in the teaspoon. Look at the infinite span that is the ocean. The difference between the water in the teaspoon and the water in the ocean comes about as close as we can to understanding who we are compared to who God is, what we know compared to what God knows, what we can do compared to what He can do.

God’s understanding is infinite. Nothing has ever surprised God or occurred to Him. The solution to our problem exists before we even have the problem. God knows everything past, present, and future. The depth of His power and resources can not be measured — neither can the depth of His love, which was revealed to us through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

For who He is and what He does, Paul praises God. John marvels in 1 John 3:1, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!”

The God who needs nothing, wants us.

The God who needs nothing wants us. It is only right that we, too, praise Him.

As vast as the oceans are, they still have boundaries. God is neither defined nor confined by boundaries. When we are connected to Him through Jesus, there are likewise no limitations to what is possible in our lives.

Reflect

  • How would your spiritual life change if you stopped trying to define God and learn to stand in awe of Him?
  • What kind of shift would this cause in your attitudes? Your prayers? Your actions?

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