God is better than we think.
I’ve heard this said, prayed, and sung a lot lately. “God, You’re better than we think You are.” Take a moment to let that sink in. God is better than we think. The truth is, we are merely on the edge of His true nature. We are still walking on the shores of the endless ocean of God’s goodness, mercy, kindness, faithfulness, beauty, holiness – the list goes ever on. The truth is that we have barely scratched the surface of who God is. His character. His ways. His name.
“As You do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so You cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.”
He is Potter, we are clay. The reality of this age is that we cannot understand God in His fullness. But, we have ages upon ages to uncover and discover this One who is Holy. All of creation groans and waits for His return, that we will know Him fully. At the end of the day, it is not about us. It’s about Him. He is patient and kind. He does things backwards, according to our fallen mindsets. Yet, His ways are better. He is so much better, even more than we can comprehend. He is King of an inside-out, upside down kingdom, and it is so much better than our greatest expectation, in that He is our blessed hope.
When you become aware of that, what do you do with it? Speak this truth back to Him. God knows that He is infinite, and He is aware that He is so much greater than our mortal comprehension can contain. Yet, He never tires of our weak yet sincere love. He never grows weary of the affection His creation lavishes upon Him. He desires to hear us speak the truth of his existence back to Him.
The greatest joy of the Father is when Holy Spirit releases the revelation of Jesus Christ, and we declare who He is back to Him. When Jesus is exalted, the Father is glorified (Phil. 2).
Holy Spirit open our eyes to see the wonders of a Holy God. Increase revelation, stir fascination.
There is still more to discover. He is endlessly better than we think.
“There are far better things ahead, than any we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis