Small God Leads to a Small Life

Our service for our Lord is consistent with our view of Him.

If God is not that big, not that powerful, not that authoritative, then we won’t do much for Him.

If God is massively big, powerful, and authoritative, then we will do much for Him.

Your view of God is not measured by your thoughts or words. Your view of God is measured by your actions.

If you believe God is who He says He is, your life will change direction into going His way and not your own.

Psalm 29 is a short psalm about the glory, power, and awe of God and His word.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.
 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
–Psalm 29:3-5

In case you don’t get the point yet, the Psalmist continues:

The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.
 The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.
–Psalm 29:7-10

God’s word should make you tremble. You should really stop fearing other people, see God for who He is, and adjust accordingly.

Here’s the Psalmist’s application for the truths he just expressed:

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
–Psalm 29:2

“Beauty” there means “to decorate.” Adorn yourself with holiness. Have your life be decorated with holy living. This is how you show glory and honor to your Great God.

He’s not interested in lofty words, sentimental songs, rote ritual, or mindless repetition. He wants you. Your life. Your all.

He deserves that, by the way, because He’s the one who gave you your life and your all.

If you understand who God is, your life will reflect that knowledge. If your God is small, a half-senile old grandpa, then you’ll go do all your stuff.

But if your God’s voice shakes creation and He sits in heaven with the earth as His footstool, your little desires will fade into nothing as you realize with whom you have to do.

You will stand before this great God some day. Now is the day to wake up! Cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Go serve Him in the beauty of holiness.

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