Lent is a time to rethink our vision of the Lord.
Our God is not small. We can’t put God in a box that we create of our own imaginations, and think that we have Him all figured out. Some people fear change, but the Christian ought to fear the absence of change. If you aren’t changing and growing in your relationship with God, than your God is too small.
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “…it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.”
Natalie Grant’s new song ‘King Of The World’
I tried to fit you in the walls inside my mind
I try to keep you safely in between the lines
I try to put you in the box that I’ve designed
I try to pull you down so we are eye to eye
We get so absorbed in what God is doing for us that we forget about what God wants to do through us. We know that God can change our life, but we don’t believe God is big enough to change our neighbor’s. Listen to where this is going. Not carrying a burden for others comes from a small view of God. Prejudice and racism comes from a small view of God. Fearfulness comes from a small view of God. Staying on the mountain, while the world goes to hell in a handbasket comes from a small view of God. Our God is not small, and we must realize that Jesus was born, died, rose again, and was transfigured for all the world, not just us.