Welcome to the God Is Bigger Bible Reading Summary Week 1! If this is your first time here, each month we read through a Bible reading plan together. This month we are focused on the topic that God Is Bigger than anything we are going through. So what is it that you need to remember God is bigger than?
Every Friday we meet here to summarize what we learned for the week. If you are reading along, I’d love to hear from you throughout the week as well, using the hashtag #GodIsBigger.
You probably noticed it was a bit quiet around here this week. I spend a few days at the beach with my family; the photos you see below are all gifts the Lord gave us while we were absent from our usual midwest terrain. What a week of study I had! I felt like the Lord met me so graciously each day as I read the Scripture.
Job is known as the man who continued to be faithful to God in spite of all the bad that happened to him. His book in the Bible is full of thought-provoking language. In this chapter, Job is answering his friend’s statements from the previous chapter. The question I pondered the most from this section is: Whose breath has come out from you? Such a great question.
Verse 9 provided more thought at the end of the day… “He covers the face of the full moon and spreads over it his cloud.” On this night, he chose not to cover the full moon, but give me the privilege of seeing it. This photo doesn’t do it justice at all. It was breathtaking.
By his power he stilled the sea…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?” From Job 26:7-14. Today I will examine less whys and embrace more of his ways. Because God is bigger.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure…He covers the heavens with clouds. From Psalm147:1-9 . He does all this and is all this yet he cares enough to heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds. The One who tends to the sea is tender to you and me. Whatever you are facing today,#GodIsBigger.
We have a tendency to run. To use our own strength and make others think “wow.” To search for solutions and research results. But oh how limited we are. “His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,” Truly when we realize our limitations and recognize his unlimited power then we know that #GodIsBigger than whatever solution we can muster . “but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.” Psalm 147:9-14
“God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.”I heard a little thunder last night, even in my sleep, it woke me up. What if we let the thunder of his voice awake is to the fact that God really is bigger? Job 37:1-5
I snapped the above because I didn’t want to miss the brightest rainbow I’ve ever seen.
But my husband described his photo succinctly: “God gave us a little going home present today.”
“He loads the thick cloud with moisture;the clouds scatter his lightning.They turn around and around by his guidance, to accomplish all that he commands them on the face of the habitable world. Whether for correction or for his land or for love, he causes it to happen.” — I read the last verse above , Job 37:13, several times. He corrects us, he sustains us, he loves us more than the clouds. His love and care for us is a beautiful reminder that whatever we are going through, he truly is bigger.
I’d love to hear from you! What did God whisper to your heart as you read this week?
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