While I hadn’t really put the question in those words before, I was on my way to the Exxon station to get a cup of coffee and realized my God was too small. In the general scheme of life, this is a problem on the large end of the spectrum. My fairly normal routine is to arrive at my office after my morning bicycle ride, turn on the computer, and make my rounds through the hallways. I return to my office, launch my email program, grab my coffee cup, and exit by the back door for the gas station.
As I walked across the parking lot, I began to consider God’s identity according to the file folder in my office labeled, “God’s Character.” The study was a thorough one done several years ago and contains numerous qualities, with large words and powerful concepts describing God: omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, immutable, holy, magnificent, etc.
I have not gone back to count the characteristics in the file folder, but from memory the total is significant. It is a thick folder!
However, in spite of all the pages in the file, God was still not big enough. I couldn’t articulate why. I just felt it!
I wondered—as I walked—how God thinks of Himself.