Tuesday, July 1

Big God - Big Plans


If we could understand everything God does, then He'd have to be a small God ~ small enough to fit in our little minds.
~Randy Alcorn~

Nothing about God is small. As Christians we are to think big, dream big and pray big. When we do anything less we are placing God in a confined box limiting the completion of His will in our lives.

For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

God's desire is to give you and I the very best. In fact, in many cases God is more anxious to pour His blessings on us than we are to receive them. A.W. Tozer said, "If we yearned after God even as much as a cow yearns for her calf, we would be the worshiping and effective believers God wants us to be. If we longed for God as a bride looks forward to the return of her husband, we would be a far greater force for God than we are now." [A.W. Tozer in Men Who Met God. Christianity Today, Vol. 30, no. 15.]
God has raised us up to succeed and not to fail in life. If we will simply align ourselves with God's will for our lives, we will discover that He is absolutely on our side! He is a big God with big plans but our stinkin' thinkin' keeps Him a small God with small plans for our lives.

Are you in a rut today in your spiritual life? Do you feel your life is stagnant or just going nowhere? Your relationship with God which encompasses your prayer life, worship habits and personal devotion will determine your rate of success in your spiritual life. God is always with us whether we are in the valley or on the mountaintop. "Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou has holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory." Psalms 73:23-24 (KJV)

How can we possibly question whether God is a big God or a small God? Look around you today at the beauty of the earth He created. How could a small God ever accomplish such a task? Look at the lives of people you know who have experienced a total life change when they accepted Christ as their personal Savior. How could a small God deliver someone from the pits of addiction?

God is everywhere all the time. His power can be felt anywhere at anytime. His love can be experienced anywhere all the time. Is that the work of a small God?

God in all His awesomeness is incredible! His plans for you and I are vast. We limit what He wants to do in us. Thinking small produces small results. Thinking big allows God to work in our lives in an enormous way.

My God is a big God and I am so thankful for that today. He has performed numerous miracles in my life and family. I am a work in progress and this journey is exciting! I am so grateful today for His forgiveness and His love.

Seek Him today with big plans and big expectations for your life. We cannot see the big plan but God can. He longs for you to completely trust Him with your future. He has everything completely in control. That is why He is a big God.

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Blessings to you today as you seek God's plan for your lives!


  1. Deborah,
    This is just beautiful...so comforting and true..

    "He is a big God with big plans but our stinkin' thinkin' keeps Him a small God with small plans for our lives."
    I laughed out loud...because it's just so true...we limit ourselves because we limit God...Our need to control limits us...

    You blessed me today...thank you for the reminders!

  2. I'm glad he's such a big God, too! Loved the quotes & verses you chose to add-- great post!

  3. Wow, this was so AWESOME, you have me shouting and praising God after reading these POWERFUL declarations of what a BIG, what a MIGHTY God we serve!!

    Yes, I'm so grateful for the fact He sees the "BIG PICTURE" of our lives and as we trust in Him He will reveal it to us.

    Thanks for sharing today, I was blessed♥

  4. Align ourselves with God's will. How true. He's the one in control and we can trust that. I'm glad I'm in His care althought some of my life's choices don't always reflect that. Times I've tried to make my plans work.

  5. Let me add a great big amen to this sweetie.

  6. What a wonderfully encouraging post! God bless you for sharing your heart.

  7. Deborah,

    This is such an inspiring and exhorting post. You are so right - our finite minds often cannot conceive the greatness of our God. Only those who dare to go further still and seek His face discover the truer nature and the glorious presence of our God in rich intimacy. Abraham, Moses, David --- Paul, John, and Peter they all give us insight into the vastness of our God and His incredible love, power and purpose in our lives. It drives me face to the ground when I consider it - crying out - I surrender it Lord, and I want more of You... You in me, You with me, You for me... I want You.

    Thanks for the refreshing post. It speaks God's heart in so many ways.


  8. I really needed to read this reminder this morning. Thank you!

  9. I love your blogs... I could use these as devotionals in the am...thanks for all the encouragement. Would you mind checking out my little encouragements and let me know what you think...thanks.


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