What does God look like to you? What limits have you unknowingly placed on Him? Is your perception of God accurate?
Consider that if God is limited by time or space, He is not God. If He is limited by logistics, He is not God. If He is limited by lack of knowledge, He is not God. In fact, if He is limited by anything, He is not God.
Instead, picture a God whose power is boundless. Envision a God of unfathomable knowledge. Imagine a limitless God.
God is so much more immense than any mind can conceive. No matter how big we think God is, He is bigger. And no matter how much we imagine God can do, He can do more–infinitely more.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
I hope you will pause here and contemplate this verse.
Imagine anything you want God to do. Then add to it. Then add to that. And that. No matter what you can come up with, no matter what you add, He can do more — abundantly beyond all that we ask or think!
This absolutely boggles my mind, and I hope your mind is sufficiently boggled, baffled, and astonished, right now, too. If it’s not, you need to think bigger.
The fact that He is a “more” God means also that He is not a stingy God. Thankfully He doesn’t require us to carry around a ration book to keep track of the miniscule portions of divine intervention we’re allowed now and then. We worship a God who loves to give more, do more, love more. He is generosity personified.
So what does God look like to you? It matters because your perception of God is the very foundation of your faith. If you truly perceive God as able to do anything, and who is not limited by time, space, knowledge, power, or any of the other chains that hold us, then your faith will be limitless — as will the peace you enjoy, that peace “which surpasses all comprehension” described in Philippians 4:7.
The Bible speaks much about abundance and pouring out and overflowing. Our God is a “more” God – He is more than we can imagine and He can do more than we can imagine. He is almighty, omnipresent, omniscient. Anything less is not God.
What does He look like to you?
Janice Powell 2013
(You can read more about our big God here.)