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GOD-CREATOR & SUSTAINER

Our Relationship With God

GOD-CREATOR & SUSTAINER

The Lord has established His throne in the heavens; and His sovereignty rules over all.      Psalm 103:19

It is very difficult, as the created one, to get your arms around the Creator… I am not sure that it is even possible.  But we can begin to see the greatness and expanse of what God has created.  Stop reading right now and go watch the YouTube video from Francis Chan (Glory of God)


We serve a big God who is more than capable of handling anything that life might throw at you.

It is possible for a person to contend that a poem is nothing but black marks on white paper.  And such an argument might be convincing before an audience that could not read.  You can examine the print under a microscope or analyze the paper and ink but you will never find something behind this sort of analysis that you could call "a poem.”  Those who can read, however, will continue to insist that poems exist.

                                                        Bruce Shelly, Christian Theology in Plain Language

 

The greatest single distinguishing feature of the omnipotence of God is that our imagination gets lost when thinking about it.

                                                        Blaise Pascal, Pensees

 

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my great concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

                                                        Abraham Lincoln

 

Men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance, until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God.

                                                        R.C. Sproul, Holiness of God

 

The core problem isn’t the fact that we’re lukewarm, halfhearted, or stagnant Christians.  The crux of it all is why we are this way, and it is because we have an inaccurate view of God.  We see Him as a benevolent Being who is satisfied when people manage to fit Him into their lives in some small way.  We forget that God never had an identity crisis.  He knows that He’s great and deserves to be the center of our lives.  Jesus came humbly as a servant, but He never begs us to give Him some small part of ourselves.  He commands everything from His followers.

                                                       Francis Chan, Crazy Love

 

To be further “wowed” by the greatness of God, order or rent The Star of Bethlehem by producer Stephen McEveety, (The Passion of the Christ).     See/buy at http://www.bethlehemstarmovie.com

HMMM {QUESTIONS}

  • List the ways you have seen God as a sustainer and creator.
  • How, during the normal course of your day, can you become more aware of God’s majesty and glory?
  • If you were going to describe the Christian God to someone who doesn’t have access to a Bible, how would you describe Him?
  • How will you apply the truths in this topic to your life this week?  Be specific.

Additional Quotes

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling 'darkness' on the wall of his cell.       C.S. Lewis

More Video Illustrations

Fingerprint of God
You will be amazed as you see the design and fingerprint of God all around us.
Everywhere I go I see you
A wonderful look at our amazing God throughout the world.
"The Apostles' Creed
Still a beautiful illustration of our relationship with God through Christ.

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verses related to this topic

  • Genesis 1:1

    Genesis 1:1

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

  • Nehemiah 9:6

    Nehemiah 9:6

    You alone are the Lord. You have made the heavens, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them and the heavenly host bows down before You.

  • Job 26:7

    Job 26:7

    He stretches out the north over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing.

  • Psalm 19:1

    Psalm 19:1

    The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

  • Psalm 55:22

    Psalm 55:22

    Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

  • Psalm 102:25

    Psalm 102:25

    Of old You founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.

  • Psalm 103:19

    Psalm 103:19

    The Lord has established His throne in the heavens; and His sovereignty rules over all.

  • Psalm 113:4-6

    Psalm 113:4-6

    The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, Who is enthroned on high, Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth?

  • Isaiah 45:18

    Isaiah 45:18

    For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), “I am the Lord, and there is none else.”

  • Isaiah 46:4

    Isaiah 46:4

    Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; and I will bear you and I will deliver you.

  • Zephaniah 3:17

    Zephaniah 3:17

    The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

  • Acts 14:15

    Acts 14:15

    and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them."

  • Acts 14:17

    Acts 14:17

    and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.

  • Romans 1:18-23

    Romans 1:18-23

    (v.20) For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

  • 2 Corinthians 3:18

    2 Corinthians 3:18

    But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

  • Hebrews 1:3

    Hebrews 1:3

    And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high;

  • Hebrews 11:3

    Hebrews 11:3

    By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

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  • Crazy Love

    Crazy Love

    Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself.

  • Christian Theology in Plain Language

    Christian Theology in Plain Language

  • Pensees

    Pensees

    This eloquent and philosophically astute translation is the first complete English translation based on the Sellier edition of Pascal’s manuscript, widely accepted as the manuscript that is closest to the version Pascal left behind on his death in 1662.

  • Holiness of God

    Holiness of God

    The material in this book drove me to my knees and dramatically changed my Christian life. Written by one of the most brilliant thinkers of our day, it is absolutely urgent reading for every Christian. Reference by Chuck Colson

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