The Question Is…..

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The question is….. do you pray to an infinite God?  OR, What does it mean to pray to an infinite God?

Psalms 90:2

Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

I find that far to often I pray to a limited God.  Don’t misunderstand me.  I know God is infinite.  I know he has no limits to His power, wisdom, and ability.  He IS infinite.  The problem is not with God it is with…… ME!  When I say that I far too often pray to a limited God, I am saying I limit Him – not that God Himself is in any way limited.

Why do I do this?

All of life has limits.  Humanity is finite.  Have you noticed everywhere you look, everywhere you go, when you go, if you go, how you go…. all of this speaks to limits.

  • We are limited by time
  • We are limited by ability
  • We are limited by seasons of life
  • We are limited by our sin
  • We are limited by space
  • We are limited financially – Have you noticed?
  • Are you getting older?  Noticing any limits there?  Yea, I thought so!

The list goes on – we are a limited people.  We are limited because we were created.  So, what does it mean to pray to the ONE who was not created – who knows no limits?

  • It is motivating!  Does your prayer life need a kick in the pants?  Consider the infinite God and be motivated to return to that place of prayer.
  • It is Faith Building!  Lacking faith?  Isn’t the lack of faith really the forgetfulness of who our God is?
  • It is Humbling!  This is good because lack of prayer is really a form of pride.  (i.e. “I got this….”)  Stand before the Infinite God and be humbled….. you are NOT infinite!
  • Awe!  Just considering the Infinite God inspires awe in ones heart.
  • Relationship!  How incredible is it that the infinite God….. came and took on human flesh and died on the cross to bring us into a right relationship with Himself!

So, let’s go back to our original question.  Do you pray to an infinite God?  If you are a Christian – then – yes, you do!  I pray that truth alone might inspire you to seek after God today!

Consider….

Psalm 147:5 – “Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”

Isaiah 40:28 – “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth, He will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom.”

Psalm 33:13 – “From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth…”

Jeremiah 32:17 – “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”

Matthew 19:26 – “Jesus looked at them and said. ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’”

1 Chronicles 16:34 – “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his love endures forever.”

Psalm 33:11 – “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”

 

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9 thoughts on “The Question Is…..”

  1. This is Sooo encouraging and faith building to me… Much needed! What an amazing God.. Thanks… Hitting the print button.. I’ll be revisiting this.

  2. I love how His Word reaches to right where I am…
    and touches those areas I ignore or try to hide. Thanks,
    Tim, for getting “touchy-feely”! :)

  3. This always conflict of two natures that we share in this earthly life is redeemed into a great and everlasting promise that is experienced one need at a time. Prayer is that connect point bringing the promise into the present.The conflict is to not respond with joy and zeal. Thanks for the these encouragements.

    1. Thanks for reading Jett. Where would we be without that connecting point we have in prayer!?! Prayer is a gift God provides for us — sad, how often I neglect it. I trust He is stirring our hearts!

  4. I love the reminders of our amazing God. Had a business project we were working on that fell apart this morning. Disappointed yes but ever mindful of how our God is doing what we asked him to do and that is to be in control of our lives. Prayer is a rich blessing God has made available to us, don’t want to miss out on that blessing! Our God is not limited, praise be to Him!

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