Monday, June 8

Apostles' Creed Focus

“The Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.”


Reflection Verse

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them? For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” - Romans 11:33-36


Reflection

Have you ever had a moment where you thought about a subject or came across an event that was difficult to completely wrap your mind around? Thinking about the universe that God has created can be astonishing. It’s crazy to think that there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on the Earth. Even more so, it’s hard to fathom that the next closest galaxy to ours is 2.5 million light years away. These few facts alone make creation seem gigantic in comparison to ourselves. It makes us take a pause and realize just how great and powerful God really is.

It’s hard to describe just how powerful God is because our understanding and mental capabilities have a limit where God is limitless. Instead of trying to grasp His power, we need to embrace this reality - God’s power is infinite.

Romans 11:33-36 is a great example of Paul’s attitude when he thinks about the great power and majesty of God. In such a profound way, Paul states how we all should feel about God. Who is wiser or knows more than God? Nobody! Who is a better judge or completely understands the plan of God other than Himself? No one! Because of God all we are, have, and see exists. As Paul says, “To him be glory forever.” A God this awe-strikingly powerful is worthy of our highest praises.

Take time today and consider the infinite power of God. Praise Him for the ways He has shown this attribute to you personally.


Prayer

God, you are more powerful than I can ever fully comprehend. Thank you for showcasing your greatness to me. From the smallest details of life to the grandest displays of the universe, your power makes me do nothing else but humbly glorify your name. Great are you God!


Family Focus

Take this devotional a step further and share it with the children or students that you are intentionally discipling each week.

Sit together as a family and list the attributes of God that make Him so much greater than we are as humans (creator, omniscient, merciful, just, etc).

Where can we see these things show up in your lives?

Make it a practice in your family to look for opportunities to praise God - beautiful sunsets, the awe of creation, His overwhelming love or peace, healing of friends or family, etc.