How Great, How Great Is Our God

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Our Great God

What an awesome God we serve! I am so amazed at His presence in my daily life. He provides in indescribable ways. It is an honor to serve such a sovereign God, holy and just.

I read a saying the other day posted on my facebook. Most of the times I take little sayings as for what they are, just a saying. Most of the times people will write something about God and hope that He gives. Do they truly believe in that hope? Sometimes I wonder. See a cutesie little phrase may make some people feel good but they do just that. They feel good for a moment or two then it is back to dreariness.

HOPE

We as Christians have a higher hope. A hope not defined as week faith but a blessed hope. (please hear me out on this) Many Christians look at hope as something to long for, maybe it will, maybe it won't. I use as example football. I was listening to a couple of guys last fall talking about the last game of the year. A team with one win and eight losses playing a team 9-0. A team ranked second in the state and looking to make a deep playoff run. The one said, "I hope they can do something tonight, it would take a miracle but here's to hoping". This is the lack of hope I am referring to, a dead faith. Fanny J. Crosby wrote the song "Blessed Assurance", blind from birth never being able to see all that most enjoy. This is the hope I wish to express, the assurance we have at the awesome hands of God.

With assurance I told the doctor my boy would be fine. They had lost his heart rate and brain waves, and doubted he was getting oxygen. They wanted to abort him so his mother at least could be saved. I said he was fine go ahead and get him out. I had no clue as to the medical conditions and just how severe they were. I did know just how big my God is. I prayed and left it in HIs hands. My almost ten pound baby was born and spitting as he came out. Perfectly healthy, PRAISE GOD!

A couple months ago a dear friend and brother in the Lord, our only church deacon had blockages in his arteries. Seven years ago he suffered a massive stroke and had veins replaced by stints in his neck. The stints were placed up under the jaw bone and were in critical need of repair. The doctors had checked him and said one of the stints was leaking blood and both were 95% closed up. The surgery was to be extremely invasive as they would have to break his jawbone to repair the stints. He sought a second and then third opinion, all the same report. Wed all prayed and prayed for him. then the day of surgery came. to be exact on the procedure the doctors ordered more scans to see just how bad it would be. While looking at the scans the doctors found nothing, not a thing, no blockages, no leaking of blood. Three doctors a week earlier had all found the same results, clogged stints and bleeding. They were amazed, and in disbelief. Finally they told him he could go home that someone bigger than them took care of the problem. We all had prayed to God. We told the clogs and the bleeding how big our God is.

THE SAYING

Don't tell God how big the storm is, rather tell the storm how big your God is. What an awesome statement! I think sometimes we disqualify our prayers going to God in prayer and showing our weakness and lack of faith. We need to put it in God's hands and let it go. He alone will suffice our needs. He alone can answer prayer we have no need to worry when He receives our requests. I know that is so easy to say, it is so easy to sit behind a desk and type away. But my friends that is the prayer God wants, a prayer claiming Him as all powerful, all knowing, a prayer claiming Him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He wants HIs children to come to Him and leave it with HIm. Leave your cares and worries with the Master of the Seas. The disciples were on the boat, storms came and they were frightened. They were professional fishermen, they knew how to sail. They also knew exactly what the boat could take in such a storm. Yet Jesus slept. In desperation they woke Jesus and cried," Master we perish"' yet calmly my Jesus stood and stretched out His arms and said to the storm,"Peace be still". God's providence, how great is our God.

The Hebrew children were in the wilderness, between the sea and pharaoh's army,what could they do? Certain doom was nearly upon them, how could they defeat such an awesome foe? The Word of the Lord came upon Moses and as instructed he raised his staff and the seas parted. The Hebrews passed through unhurt and safe. Moreover the army of pharaoh was swallowed up in the waters. How great is our GOD!

By faith and assurance David stood up where others had fallen. He knew no man could stop the giant, he was too big, too strong. Yet by claiming the faith and blessed hope in the LORD GOD, David slew Goliath with a single stone. How great is our GOD!

Facing the taking of Jericho Joshua knew his army was too small and Jericho too big. The walls were several stories high and wide enough for chariots to pass on the top. Yet by faith and hope in God Joshua led Israel around the gates of the walls and blowing the rams horn and the children of Israel yelling the walls fell. How great is our God!

By blessed hope through faith in God Daniel entered the lions den. Certain he would not by alive by morning the king had the door shut. Daniel stood and prayed all night come morning the lions were laying asleep and Daniel was still standing in prayer to God. Thrown into the fiery furnace Shadrach Meshach and Abednego prayed God to deliver them. When the king and his men looked in they saw the three men in the fire and a fourth that looked as the Son of God. Even the unjust knew the sight of the Son of God. Jesus in the presence of Daniel protecting him for his faith and hope in God. HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!

I was lost in the rags of my sin unworthy without I was so needy within. But then But then a King became my Saviour and His riches are mine, I became God's child when my Jesus passed by. He took my sin debt He took my pride, He reached in and cleansed my heart and carried my burdens away. I ran from Him I cared not what He had to say. I took up my life unto my own hands and lived without God. Oh I knew HIm, I knew I needed to return but I was on my own. It was my life to live and do as I pleased, whether I answered to God or not. I had walked away from God, no hope left, no peace within, only despair. A beautiful wife, a good job and nice house all almost lost from my pride. In my pain stricken grief I cried out, "I am cutoff, Oh God restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation". God in His tenderness and mercy restore my life. He gave to me the joy of His salvation. How great is our God! I will sing HIs praise, I will tell of HIs love. I came to myself, trying to work out the storm in my life and try as I may I always lost, until one day I told God I was letting go. I chose to tell the storm just how big my God is. How great is our God!


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Brother Michael, how awesome your recount of your son and your friend. Truly God displays his awesome powers in miracles even today. You are blest to have witnessed these miracles, and twice blessed as you share them as a testamony of God's Love. Thank you.

Brother Dave.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Thanks for the comment Dave


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

How Great Is Our GOD... Dear brother He is the Greatest!!!!!!! I too knew of God all my life but never Knew Him as my personal friend and Saviour. Just like you He brought me to the lowest point where He knows we will cry out. Praise His Holy Name. I am one of His chosen now and I will tell it to the world. Great Hub Michael.

Hugs.


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

That song is awesome "How Great Is Our God!" Excellent Hub! Thanks for sharing, the power of healing prayers:)


Brenda Durham 6 years ago

An awesome word for me or for anyone tonight!

I love the saying "tell the storm how big your God is"!

Thanks Michael. Thank God!


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Thank you Brenda I am glad this has been liked by people. Hope as I write I can somehow be a blessing to all who read.


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Pastor_Walt 6 years ago from Jefferson City, Tennessee

What a great hub! Thanks!

Don't tell God how big the storm is, rather tell the storm how big your God is. - Awesomw and beautiful statement!

Maranatha!


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

thanks pastor walt great to hear from you


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Wow! What struck me as much as anything in this writing was the way you would refer to Him as "my Jesus". This speaks of how personally connected to Him you are. It speaks of how much love you have for Him. It speaks of a bond that will forever remain strong and even unbreakable! Jeremy Camp has a song that contains the line "The only thing worth holding onto is holding on to me" I see this truth in your story.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Fred I have a sermon,"My Jesus" It is followed over and over with the two words My Jesus, It is personal for me and that is truly how I look at Jesus, my Jesus! I can do nothing on my own but all things through Christ who strengthens me, therefore I call HIM my Jesus. Thank you so much for your words they mean a lot to me and the wonderful fan mail you left also touched my heart in HIM by HIm,my Jesus, Michael


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Samantha Gold 6 years ago

I was touched with the part about your son. Wonderful article.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Thank you very much he is my boy


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Yes God is great! So blessed to hear how He has been great to you. Inspiring Hub.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Tamarajo, thank you and I am glad you liked the hub. Hope you listened to the song if you haven't heard it before it has a great message to it.


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she_online83 5 years ago

A beautiful hub..Thanks for writing this one...


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Cherry4 4 years ago from New York

Just talk my Jesus, his name is so sweet. Everybody walk and talk about Jesus, Jesus name so sweet. Happy to read your hub and be inspired by it.


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Michael Adams1959 4 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Cherry4,

Thank you yes praise the name of Jesus


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Michael Adams1959 4 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

She,

Thank you as well for taking the time to read and visit my hubs


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RonElFran 3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

This has been a good reminder of just how easily we can slip into self-sufficiency. Thanks.


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Michael Adams1959 3 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Ron,

Thanks for reading glad you liked

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