Worship Wednesday – God of My Everything

Worship WednesdayI feel like I don’t have enough of those “Big Picture” moments. You know, the ones where everything becomes clear? Those moments when (if you’re like me), you could be dancing around the house to Jamie Grace, and you suddenly realize how big God is. You realize that no matter what happened at work, or how much your back hurts, or when you get that expensive repair made to the car…it’s all temporary. You realize He’s got it all under control. When those moments hit me, I find myself wishing I could see God look that big all the time.

The ridiculous and wonderful thing is that He IS that big all the time. In fact, bigger!

We just can’t see it.

I have a habit of unconsciously trying to compartmentalize God in my life…then I want to know where He is when trial comes. But God’s too big for a box or a calendar square. In my mind, God should permeate all that I do and know. The truth is that He really is involved in every part of my life; I’m just too blind to see Him there.

This “big picture” thinking takes a shift in thinking, and it’s one that doesn’t come easily. You see, when I first realize I shouldn’t be trying to compartmentalize God, I immediately respond with, “Oh yeah, I need to put Him in EVERY part of my life.” It’s a sentiment that’s well-intentioned, but there’s one problem. It’s impossible.

Because God doesn’t need me to stretch Him between calendar squares, and He surely doesn’t need me to “put” Him anywhere.

The God that created the universe and beyond is already there. In fact, He was there first, as He says in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and the darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Before the cosmos were set into motion, God was there.

Before our little worlds caused us to worry, we were woven by His gentle hands as David says in Psalm 139:13-16, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.”

God isn’t there to fit into our worlds. Our worlds exist in His creation, and life becomes much more simple when we begin to see that.

God of My Everything

Bebo Norman

Oh, God of heaven come and hem me in
Gather the pieces that are broken
Show me the wonder of You again
Oh, God of heaven

God of my hope, God of my need
God of my pain that no one else will ever see
God of my healing, God of my strength
God who has always and will forever reign
God of my everything

In all creation You call my name
In all the beauty that this world displays
Still I’m the one for whom Your heart aches
In all creation

God of my hope, God of my need
God of my pain that no one else will ever see
God of my healing, God of my strength
God who has always and will forever reign
God of my everything
God of my everything

And when the mountains shake
You are my God, You never change
And when the earth gives way
You are still God, You never change

God of my hope, God of my need
God of my pain that no one else will ever see
God of my healing, God of my strength
God who has always and will forever reign
God of my everything

God of my everything
God of my everything
God of my everything

We Need a Paradigm Shift

I’m not the center of the universe, and the more I begin to recognize that, the more I begin to see how big God really is. When I begin to see God’s sovereignty in my life, the more I’m able to recognize His presence in all the little parts of my life. I begin to remember that the warmth of the sun comes from the solar body that God created in the beginning. The children I work with at school once again become intricate miracles of God. The struggles I encounter are still in the hand of my Heavenly Father, and can only go as far as He allows them.

The more I get the “Big Picture,” the more I begin to see that God is the God of my everything.

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