My blogging buddy Debra has written a great, from-the-heart post regarding the God we often find in cyberspace...and in our own space (our mind). Check out her blog entitled As I See It Now.
God forgive us for ever having a low, small, diminished, shrunk, or tiny view of the great God of creation, the Lover of our Souls. We err gravely when we bring the eternal God down from His rightful place. We do the same when we don't have a high view of Scripture, God's inerrant Word.
Here's what Debra wrote:
Ever written a post which you know is going to cause some flak? Well, this is one of those posts. But oh well.I love to surf Blogland, but sometimes I'm not even sure why. I mean, most days, the God in Blogland appears positively tiny! And then I come away grieved--especially when in my own blog, I have made Him small, too.
How do you know when you've seen a tiny God?
You've seen a tiny God in Blogland when we question the accuracy of the Bible instead of questioning our own understanding of it.
You've seen a tiny God when we accuse God of what satan is actually doing.
You've seen a tiny God when we think our own plans and dreams for ourselves are better, more exciting than God's plans for us.
You've seen a tiny God when we think our lives are boring when in reality, it's our own attitude about our life which is boring.
You've seen a tiny God when we're living in a rut and we believe God is the one who plopped us down inside that rut.
You've seen a tiny God when we live with a sense of fear and lots of worry every day of our lives.
You've seen a tiny God when we whine about the way things are, yet we sit, feeling helpless to change what is wrong because we're relying only on ourselves.
You've seen a tiny God when you believe He acts like the people who do not know Him.
You've seen a tiny God when we scatter like chickens looking for a thing, a dream, a person, a friendship, a meal or an event to fulfill a desire only God, Himself, can fulfill.
For myself, I'm tired of living with my own tiny God. I am ready to give Him lots more room in my every day life. Then when I get to Heaven, maybe I won't be so shocked at how big He really was after all.
"Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together (let us hold Him in greater esteem or respect)." ... Psalm 34:3