Recently watched Louie Giglio's worship DVD message entitled "Indescribable" again. Can't remember the first time I watched it, or much about it...so let's just say it was my first time.
He said a lot of facts about how huge the universe is. Awesome. Indescribable. Yup. Illustrations that hardly even grasp at it. Can't remember exactly the one he used, but something to the effect of, "the earth in the known universe is like the size of a pin-prick in the USA" or something crazy like that.
And so, the rationale follows that the God who created all of these things by merely "speaking them into existence" must be "larger" than all of these things, right? Awesome. Indescribable.
And all that he was saying continued to beg the question....so? Or at least....so what are you intensely trying to say, Louie? (he was sweating, eyes bulging, like a scary gym instructor who wants you to lose 20 pounds before you leave today) So what was the all-encompassing point he was making with all of these incredible facts and pictures?
Something like, "See....God is big enough to handle the things in your life." I think I liked all the facts/pictures/etc...without him adding this part. God is infinitely awesome...and it's great, and worship-inducing to realize that.
Now, I can understand that there are times in our lives where we definitely need to hear this "God is bigger" message. We need to know/believe that there is something bigger out there than the stuff we go through. And we're just a hint selfish enough to hope this "bigger thing" is on "our" side.
But lately, I've been reminded by people/things/scripture of how much we unfortunately stop at this point. It makes a great sales pitch, even from the perspective of giving instead of getting. I listen and believe God can handle my life, so I "give it to him". Then I try harder and harder to make sure I'm "giving it to him", and that I'm telling people how great it is that God "has my life"...etc.
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