What are God’s attributes? When we talk about the attributes of God, we are trying to answer questions like, Who is God, What is God like, and What kind of God is He? An attribute of God is something true about Him. Each Friday we will look at the attributes of God. This week, God is all-powerful.
“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?…How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!” – Psalm 8:3-4, Psalm 147:5.
Effective relationships are based on knowledge. You can’t presume to know a person until we have the opportunity to learn more about that person, such as his or her history, personality, likes, dislikes, and desires. The more we know the more effective we will be in developing a relationship with that person. It is much the same with our relationship with God. That relationship needs to be rooted in a firm understanding of who He reveals Himself to be in His Word.
People have many different perceptions of what God is like. Some see Him as a divine helper, others as a vengeful deity. Some fear God. God wants us to view Him correctly. He wants us to know Him intimately. How you view God touches every facet of your life. The more accurate your understanding of who God really is and how He is involved in your life, the more highly motivated you will become to excel in the use of your time, talents, and abilities.
God is all-powerful and the ways He demonstrates that are too many to mention. God merely spoke the universe into being — a universe that astronomers estimate contains more than 100 billion galaxies. But all the power contained in this entire universe is but a small representation of the unlimited power of God. The combined energy of all earth’s storms, winds, ocean waves and other forces of nature do not equal even a fraction of God’s almighty power.
Because God is all-powerful, He has the ability and strength to do whatever He pleases. His power is not restrained or inhibited by any of His created beings. People and nations are powerless when confronted by His might. No task is too big for Him. He never fails.
No matter what you might be facing, God can help you. Nothing is too hard for Him. No need is too great for Him to meet. No problem is too complicated for Him to solve. No foe is too strong for Him to conquer. No prayer is too difficult for Him to answer. The Bible promises tells us, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20)
Have you considered that God wants us to reflect His power on earth? As we begin to understand God’s vast and magnificent power, our lives cannot help but be transformed. Everything about us will change – our attitudes, actions, motives, desires, and lifestyle. And as we are transformed, we will light up the world around us.
- What does God being all-powerful mean to you?
- What would you change in your life this week knowing that God is all-powerful?