Saturday sermon with Rev Diane Ledwick: I saw also the Lord, that’s how Big God is - Part 6

JUNE 3, 2016

...How big is God, is He big enough for you to see Him, have you made Him big enough?
Is He so big that He is all you see?

Years ago family of mine went into the full time ministry in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To start fresh and new in the ministry is not a walk in the park at all. It takes an enormous amount of faith, hard work and trusting in the Lord.

To build up a new church takes great grace, that only God can give. One of the first areas of need, will immediately be financial. One day my Aunt said to God, ‘I really feel like a sosatie, which is an Afrikaans word for a type of kebab, small cuts of meat run through with a skewer. Sosaties have been and still are expensive to buy.

They are typically a luxury food item. This family at that point were not able to go out and purchase any. It was a comment to God, that’s all it was. But because He is so big, He heard what was said and He saw the desire. A desire for something simple and a desire for something that was not particularly necessary.

The next day there was a knock on the front door, and standing there was a woman who had in her hand a whole shoe box filled with sosaties, and she proceeded to hand them over. That is how big God is. Make Him big, see Him above all standing tall and high overshadowing everyone and everything else. God is so big that sometimes all it takes is a thought, and He steps in and He intervenes.

He can do that for you, He is doing it for millions of people across the globe every single day, in many ways and forms. Do you see Him, do you see only Him? Are you aware of His presence all around you all the time? Are you cognisant of the fact that He is bigger and wants to be bigger than your predicaments? How big we make Him is up to us, how big we see Him is up to us. It will be determined by our revelation of who He is and who He is in our lives, and by the depth of our relationship with Him.

Perhaps you are sitting in a boat that is rocking, a boat being knocked by the wind and the waves of a wild storm. Perhaps life has knocked you down over and over again and you can’t see the wood for the trees.

You need to rise up and see the Lord, your focus may need to be repositioned so that all you see is Him. There is a singular truth in all of this and it is, God is big. He is a fixed mark, His size does not and cannot change.

However big or small He has been in our lives is not His fault but has been determined by how big or small we have allowed Him to be. It has been determined by how big or small we have been seeing Him. To see Him big, He needs to have the place of pre-eminence in our lives.

A king always has the place of pre-eminence in his kingdom, should King Jesus not have the place in His kingdom and in our lives that belongs to Him? I must see Him as bigger than my troubles and I must see Him in the lives of others, and act with grace and compassion.

In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord....

Jesus Christ is the Lion of Judah.

Revelation 5v5

‘And one of the elders saith unto me, weep not, behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof’ (KJV)

Jesus Christ descends from the royal line of King David, through the tribe of Judah. His mother Mary, and His father Joseph whom God gave Him as an earthly father, both descend from the line of King David, the tribe of Judah...

 

See Part 7 next week Saturday.