My God Is Biggest

by | May 27, 2001 | Abundance, Omnipotence, Omniscient, Provision

I was speaking at a conference and had to rent a car to get from the airport to the conference site an hour or so away. I rented a squirt of a car. The lady at the car rental desk asked if I’d like an upgrade. I answered, “Nah.” After all, I’m five feet tall. What would I do with extra leg room? Essentially, I have no legs.

She handed me the keys and I made my way out to the lot. I found my numbered spot, but in the place where my little car-ette was supposed to be parked, there sat the biggest Lincoln I’ve ever seen. Dinky car on major steroids. I wondered for a minute if the thing had eaten my little car. Either someone had given me an unexpected upgrade or the car-ette had glandular problems like nobody’s business.

The key worked, so I put my luggage into a trunk big enough to hold a revival meeting. I slid onto the leather seat and couldn’t help but smile. Mind you, I’m used to my minivan at home. Not only are all the seats made of man-made, mega-processed, artificial materials, but most of those man-made materials are held together with half-eaten suckers and last season’s molding soccer socks. The mega-car had leather. Leather! I was sitting on a car seat that used to be a cow. I snickered to myself, “Got car?”

I loved the control panel: lights, knobs, buttons and digital gages; I think I could have ordered a cheeseburger if I could have figured out what some of those things were for. I felt like the Captain of the Starship Enterprise. I finally found the right controls to put it in gear. Engage.

The funny thing was that I asked “small.” I got big. Isn’t that how God often responds to us? Even though our faith may be small and our sin disproportionately big, His love, grace and forgiveness are even bigger.

God forgives big. He loves big. He is big. And He gives us life in the biggest way. It’s a turbo-charged life with every option added in. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10, NKJ)

As we live in His big love, we learn more and more that we can trust Him in the biggest way. We learn we can ask as big as we can think- even bigger- and He loves to answer. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory.” (Ephesians 3:20-21, NKJ) He loves to answer BIG.

I wonder what would have happened if I had asked “big” at the car rental place? Would I have gotten a TANK?

Contributed by Rhonda Rhea rrhea@juno.com

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