Who Is God in Relation to Me?

Bigger Than Any Mountain

Who is God anyway? That is the topic that Gordon Jensen wrote about in his great song Bigger than Any Mountain. This song is a great reminder of who God is in relationship to us. I remember growing up in church; the children (me included) would sing this song for the church a lot. We had a very family-focused Christ-centered church; and, on Wednesday nights after the service the children and teens would sing a song that they had prepared after their class that night. In case you are wondering here is the usual Wednesday night order of service:

Families Meet in the Sanctuary

One of the elder’s would give an encouraging word to the congregation

Prayer and Offering/Tithe for the church would be taken up

The worship band would play a couple songs

Prayer for that night’s children, youth, and adult classes offered

Children and Teens would be dismissed to their classes

Adults would stay in the sanctuary for their own class

In the teen class we would, open with prayer

Have a lesson that the youth pastor had prepared (usually around 30 min.)

Practice worship song for adults when we went back into main service (usually 15 min.)

Teen’s and Children return to main service while pastor would finish his sermon

Pastor would call for the children to sing the song that they had prepared in class

Once they sing their one song the Pastor would then ask the teens to sing the song that they would have prepared

Closing Prayer offered to close out the service

Families would be dismissed to either continue to visit with one another or go home

This order of service is not too much different than that of Sunday morning. The only real difference is that the children and teens wouldn’t have a song prepared to sing after service. But I digress…

I remember singing this song and realizing that God is bigger than me and knowing that he would take care of me whenever I  would get in over my head. As a child I knew this in my head, but it wasn’t until much later that I would begin to truly know it in my heart that God was really out for my good to guide and to protect me. It was at this point in my life whenever I expected my parents to guide, protect, and lead me. I may have not thought this same exact thing outright by I know that I expected them to do these things for me innately. They had protected me when I was in trouble before; so, I expected them to always protect me after that—and they did. So, with that being said I really began to know and understand the concept of God’s protection to be there for me from my parents—as do most children.

Children can learn a lot about God, his character, and nature from their parents; for the better, or—sadly—worse. If a child’s parents are cold, cruel, and demeaning then they could walk away from their experience with them thinking that God is cold, cruel, and demeaning instead of loving, kind, and uplifting. It is the parents job to live out Christ before their children in such a way that their children view God as a kind parent who would give anything for their children’s well-being.  Which is true of God; he gave his best to us for our well-being! He gave his one and only son to die on the cross for us to be saved; and, he raised him from the dead the third that we might live and reign with him.

In case you think that your situation is too tough, or you think that your problem is too big for God to handle remember that God is bigger than all your problems, bigger than your fears. God is bigger than any mountain that you can or cannot see. He is bigger than your questions, bigger than anything. God is bigger than any mountain that you can or cannot see. I will also leave you with an encouraging verse to think about. Matthew 17:20 says, “He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard see, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there.’ And it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Remember that it only takes a little faith to maneuver around your obstacle. A little faith can move God into action to take over your problem.

Peace, Love, and Christ ‘cause you know He died for you.

Here are the lyrics to Bigger Than Any Mountain:

CHORUS
Bigger than all my problems, Bigger than all my fears
God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see
Bigger than all my questions, Bigger than anything
God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see

Verse 1
Bigger than all the shadows that fall across my back
God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see
Bigger than all the confusion, Bigger than anything
God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see

Verse 2
Bigger than all the giants, fear and unbelief
God is bigger than any mountain I can or cannot see
Bigger than all my hangups, Bigger than anything
God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see

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