- GREATNESS OF GOD – HIS INFINITENESS & PRESENCE EVERYWHERE…
- Psalm 139:7-12 – “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”
UNDERSTANDING THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN THREE WAYS:
- The Presence of God Is…INFINITE!
- GOD IS OMNIPRESENT…Omni means ‘All’…Present means…GOD IS PRESENT IN ALL PLACES AT THE SAME TIME…
- GOD IS INFINITE…GOD IS TOO BIG TO BE MEASURED…This means
- God is immanent – He actively operates the world & sustains it
- God is transcendent – He is present above, beyond or apart from His creation.
- AVOID TO WRONG BELIEFS:
- WRONG BELIEF NO 1 – WORSHIPPING THE CREATED THINGS…SINCE GOD IS WITHIN THE CREATION.
- WRONG BELIEF NO 2 – GOD IS SO SEPARATE FROM HIS CREATION THAT HE IS NOT PERSONALLY INVOLVED.
- Two things we learn when we understand that OUR GOD IS INFINITE & PRESENT EVERYWHERE…
- We Don’t DICTATE To God
- We Cannot DOMESTICATE God
- The Presence of God Is…INESCAPABLE!
- YOU CANNOT RUN OR HIDE FROM GOD’S PRESENCE…
- REALIZING THAT GOD IS PRESENT WITH US SHOULD AFFECT THE WAY WE LIVE FROM DAY TO DAY!
- GOD DOESN’T RUN A DETECTIVE AGENCY…RATHER HE RUNS A GRACE CAMPAIGN!
III. The Presence of God Is…INCREDIBLE!
- GOD HAS COMMITTED HIMSELF TO OUR WELL-BEING…
- GOD IS INDEED INCREDIBLE IN HIS PRESENCE…HIS LOVE & HIS CARE…
- THREE THINGS ABOUT GOD’S ATTENTION TOWARDS US:
- God Is AWARE
- God Is AVAILABLE
- God Is ABLE
- Two Commitments from us:
- PRACTICE HIS PRESENCE IN OUR LIFE
- PREPARE FOR HIS PRESENCE IN OUR GATHERING
GOD’S PRESENCE NEVER DISAPPOINTS BUT ALWAYS DEEPENS OUR UNDERSTANDING OF OUR GOD AND HIS LOVE FOR US!
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