When working on the Beach, Bible, and Belonging retreat theme, I was reminded of how big God’s love is. The magnitude of the beach and the ocean before me made me think of the magnitude of God in our lives.
I don’t know why I have a hard time fully comprehending how big God is. I make the connection as I take time to rest and reflect and look out into the vastness of the sea.
However, when the busyness of each day fills my moments, it can be hard to remember.
Have you ever felt that way?
If so, hopefully this can help. Pick up your nearest Bible, online works fine, too, and take a look at the following scriptures.
God tells us over and over throughout His Word how big He is and how He can overcome anything and anyone.
That fills me with joy, with love, with awe. Doesn’t it you?
Recognizing How Big God Is Guides Us to a More Meaningful Life
Have you ever felt small and insignificant in the grand scheme of things? When you take a moment to step back and reflect on the vastness of the ocean or the expanse of the night sky, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and insignificant. However, recognizing how big God is can guide you to a more meaningful life.
As the author of the universe, God’s love and power are infinite. He tells us repeatedly throughout His Word how big He is and how He can overcome anything and anyone. This realization fills us with joy, love, and awe. It reminds us that we are not alone and that our lives have meaning and purpose.
When we take the time to rest and reflect on God’s greatness, we are reminded of His own love and care for us. We can trust Him to guide us through life’s challenges and to lead us to a fulfilling and purposeful life.
So, take a moment today to reflect on how big God is and how His love can guide you to a more meaningful life.
Why It Matters to Comprehend the Size of God
A Greater Appreciation for Creation
When you understand how big God is, you can’t help but appreciate the magnitude and intricacy of His creation. The vastness of the universe, the complexity of life, and the beauty of nature all point to the greatness of God.
As Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” By comprehending the size of God, you can gain a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the world around you. With God’s promises, we can live big lives as the Holy Spirit guides us each day. By a ‘big’ life, I mean with the love of God, doing good works in His holy name.
Strengthening Faith in Difficult Times
When life gets tough, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. However, by comprehending the size of God, you can find comfort and strength in knowing that He is bigger than your problems.
As Isaiah 40:28 says, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” By understanding the vastness of God’s power and love, you can find peace and hope even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Comprehending the size of God can bring a greater appreciation for creation and strengthen faith in difficult times. Dear friends, take time to meditate on God’s Word and reflect on the greatness of God.
Old Testament Scriptures Highlighting the Magnitude of God
The Creation Story (Genesis 1)
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He spoke and everything came into existence. The magnitude of God’s power is evident in the fact that He created the entire universe out of nothing. The Bible says that “by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host” (Psalm 33:6).
God’s Promise to Abraham (Genesis 22:17)
When God promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore, He was demonstrating the magnitude of His power. Only a God of great power could make such a promise and fulfill it. As the Bible says, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14)
The Parting of the Red Sea (Exodus 14)
When the Israelites were trapped between the Red Sea and the Egyptian army, God demonstrated His power by parting the waters so that His people could escape.
The magnitude of God’s power is evident in the fact that He was able to control the forces of nature to accomplish His purposes.
These Old Testament scriptures are just a few examples of the many ways in which the Bible highlights the magnitude of God’s power. As you read through the Bible, you will discover many more examples of God’s greatness and majesty. May these scriptures inspire you to worship and serve the God who is truly worthy of all honor and praise.
New Testament Scriptures Elaborating on God’s Grandeur
Jesus Calms the Storm (Mark 4:35-41)
In this passage, Jesus and his disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee when a storm arises. The storm is so severe that the disciples fear for their lives. However, Jesus remains calm and rebukes the wind and the waves, causing the storm to cease.
This passage demonstrates Jesus’ power over nature and his ability to calm even the most violent storms.
Feeding the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21)
In this passage, Christ Jesus is approached by a large crowd of people who are hungry. Despite the fact that they only have five loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus miraculously feeds the entire crowd, with leftovers to spare.
This passage demonstrates Jesus’ power to provide for the needs of his followers, even when it seems impossible.
These two passages are just a small sample of the many New Testament scriptures that elaborate on God’s grandeur and power. They demonstrate that God is capable of amazing things, from calming storms to feeding the masses.
As you read through the New Testament, you will encounter many more examples of God’s greatness and majesty.
Parables that Emphasize the Kingdom of God
The Mustard Seed (Matthew 13:31-32)
Jesus used the parable of the mustard seed to teach about the Kingdom of God. He compared the Kingdom of God to a tiny mustard seed that grows into a large tree where birds can find shelter.
This parable emphasizes the idea that the Kingdom of God may start small, but it will grow and become a place of refuge for many.
The Net (Matthew 13:47-50)
Another parable that Jesus used to teach about the Kingdom of God is the parable of the net. In this parable, Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a large fishing net that catches all kinds of fish. The fish that are good are kept, while the bad ones are thrown away.
This parable emphasizes the idea that the Kingdom of God is for everyone, but not everyone will be saved.
These parables remind us of how big our Lord God’s Kingdom is and how it is open to all who seek it. The Kingdom of God is a place of refuge and eternal life for those who believe in Jesus Christ.
Scriptures for Understanding How Big God Is
When we think about the vastness of the universe, it’s easy to feel small and insignificant. But these scriptures remind us just how big and powerful our Heavenly Father is, and how much He loves us:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, you are of more value than many sparrows.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and does not take a bribe.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
Once God has spoken;twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
“Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
How to Use these ‘How Big is God’ Scriptures
You can use these scriptures along with the Beach, Bible, and Belonging retreat theme or with any other theme where you talk about God’s love and greatness. You’ll understand better about a faithful God who gives us His perfect gift of great love.
Or, print these scriptures for yourself, and if you find yourself feeling less than or insignificant, simply grab them and remember how much you are loved!
How to Convey God’s Magnitude in Women’s Ministry
Activities and Object Lessons
One effective way to convey God’s magnitude in women’s ministry is through activities and object lessons. These can help women visualize and understand complex concepts about God’s greatness. Here are some ideas:
- The Solar System: Create a scale model of the solar system to demonstrate the vastness of God’s creation. Use a basketball for the sun and small balls or marbles for the planets. Place them at appropriate distances from the sun to show the immense size of our solar system compared to Earth.
- The Ocean: Take a trip to the beach or aquarium and discuss the vastness and complexity of the ocean. Use this as an analogy for how vast and complex God’s love and power is.
- The Puzzle: Give each woman a puzzle piece and ask them to describe how their piece fits into the bigger picture. Use this as an analogy for how each of us has a unique role in God’s plan.
Another effective way to convey God’s magnitude in women’s ministry is through scripture-based discussions. Here are some scriptures that can be used to illustrate God’s greatness:
- Psalm 147:5: “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” This verse emphasizes God’s infinite power and knowledge.
- Isaiah 40:12: “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?” This verse highlights the vastness of God’s creation and his ability to control it.
- Job 38-41: These chapters describe God’s power and wisdom in creating and controlling the universe, including the stars, the sea, and the animals.
By discussing these scriptures and reflecting on their meaning, women can gain a greater appreciation for God’s magnitude and power.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean that God is big?
When we say that God is big, we mean that He is powerful, infinite, and beyond our understanding. It means that He is greater than anything we can imagine and that He has control over everything.
Where in the Bible does it say God is bigger than anything?
Although the exact phrase “God is bigger than anything” is not found in the Bible, there are many verses that talk about God’s greatness and power. For example, Psalm 95:3 says, “For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”
How great is our God Bible Verse KJV?
One of the most well-known verses about God’s greatness is found in Psalm 147:5, which says, “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” This verse is found in the King James Version of the Bible.
Bible verses for healing and strength?
If you are looking for Bible verses that offer comfort, healing, and strength, there are many to choose from. Here are a few examples:
- Isaiah 41:10: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
- Psalm 147:3: “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
- Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Does the Bible say how big God is?
The Bible does not give us a specific measurement of God’s size, but it does tell us that He is infinite and eternal. Psalm 139:7-10 says, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
How big is the Lord?
The Lord is bigger than anything we can imagine. He is infinite, eternal, and all-powerful. Psalm 95:3 says, “For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” His greatness is beyond our understanding, and His power is beyond measure. Being able to understand this will help you know the peace of God and the power of God in every situation. I’m so thankful for God’s grace. Aren’t you?