Unsearchable Greatness

Gwen Smith Blog, Devotions, Worship 29 Comments

I fell in love with my husband half-my-life ago, yet with twenty four years of marriage under our belt, there are still moments that I shake my head and wonder, “who is that man?” And while I may not have every mystery about him solved, I DO know my husband. I know his voice, his touch, and his quirks. I’m can bear witness to his character, his personality, and his ways.

The same is true about my relationship with God. Over the years, I have gotten to know God intimately. I talk with Him regularly in prayer. I’ve learned to hear His voice, to recognize His touch, and to understand many basic truths of who He is.

There are countless revelations of God in His Word.

The Bible boasts of His greatness, glory, honor, and character.

We know that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), that God’s grace is sufficient for every repentant heart, and that His power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). We know that His name is above all other names (Philippians 2:9), that there is no other like Him (Jeremiah 10:6), and that His wisdom holds secrets that are hidden from before time began (I Corinthians 2:7).

And for as much as we know and know about the LORD, our knowledge of Him is but a fraction of a grain of sand as held up to all the beaches on earth.

He is the mysterious master Creator who hung each star in the sky and calls them by name, yet He wants us to love Him, to trust Him, to know Him, and to worship Him.  (TWEET this!) That thought alone blows my mind and sets it to wonder!

God invites us to a vibrant dance of abundant life through His Son, Jesus Christ.  (Another TWEETABLE!)

The voices of all of creation shout His praise. Take a moment to pause and consider Him… to respond to Him… to meditate on His glorious splendor. Worship. Right now. Where you are.

As we worship God, He stirs a hunger in our hearts to know and love Him even more.

Let’s say with the psalmist today, “I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable.”  (Psalm 145:1-3, NASB)

Lose yourself in His unsearchable greatness as you celebrate the beauty of Christ today.

Holy Father,
Your greatness truly is unsearchable!
I pray that you will continue to stir up a hunger in my soul to know
all the mystery of You that remains.  Please cause me to think bigger thoughts of You,
and to acknowledge You in all my ways. 

 

FOR YOUR RESPONSE and REFLECTION:

Read Jeremiah 33:3.  “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” What does this verse mean to you?  What does this verse tell you about the rewards of calling on our Lord?  Thank Him for hearing your prayers and for healing your pains.  Be lost in the wonder of Him.

This devotion was inspired by a worship song that I co-wrote called, UNSEARCHABLE.  Take a moment to read through the lyric below – then listen to the song.

UNSEARCHABLE
By Sue Smith and Gwen Smith

Lord, I know that your grace is sufficient for me
I know I am held by your love
And You’re there when I call
You are strong when I’m weak
You delight over me from above

And You stir up a hunger that I can’t explain
To know all the mystery of You that remains

Unsearchable greatness
Unsearchable wisdom
Unsearchable mercy to me
I am lost in the wonder of all that I know
Knowing there’s much more to see
Cause you are unsearchable
You are unsearchable

Lord, I boast in Your glory that humbles the stars
Your name has such power and might
And Your goodness and kindness
Have captured my heart
Your Word keeps giving me life

And you stir up a hunger that I can’t explain
to know all the mystery of You that remains…

Hear the voice of all creation crying out

 

Since it is Thanksgiving week, I’d love to hear one thing that you are THANKFUL FOR about the greatness of God! Leave a comment and list your one thing (or more!).

I’m thankful for YOU, friend! 🙂

Have a beautiful day,

GWEN

 

UNSEARCHABLE is on the Unsearchable Live CD. Get your copy today from www.GwenSmith.net/store, or download  the song from iTunes or Amazon.

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Comments 29

  1. I am thankful for the bright stars in the early morning sky and the newly formed Minnesota frost sparkling on the short grass crackling under my shoes, and my devoted dog, Sage, urging me outside, in the dark, with a wagging tail and soft licks. .God is so good. 5:30AM Clarkfield, MN

  2. I am thankful for the greatness of God because no matter what I go through on this earth it is not permanent. This thing whatever it is can not compare with the greatness od our God! It can not compare with Heaven and the glory that will be revealed in Christ Jesus.

  3. I am thankful for my Father in heaven his mercy, Grace, forgiveness his unending love. God is my shelter in him alone I can trust. Thankful for my daughters! God is so Good!

  4. Please pray for my spiritual daughter who lost her pregnancy at second trimester.
    Pray that God will make her get another sustained pregnancy to full term.
    Thanks

  5. I am thankful for my Wonderful family God has given me and the grace and forgiveness He has given me time after time. I would also like to thank Him for taking my Daddy to Heaven this past week so that his suffering would end and he could be in Heaven with my Mama and with Him.

  6. There are countless things I can list. However, the most important is my growing knowledge of God’s love for me and how he blesses me in all circumstances. 💕

  7. I am so thankful for my husband, son, dog Toby and my extended family. God has showered us with so many gifts but the greatest gift God blessed us with is a God loving, God serving church that preaches the truth from God’s Holy Word. Every week we walk away being fed Gods truth and it is such a blessing to learn and grow in Him. It truly is a community of loving believers serving one another as Christ calls us to do.

  8. I am so Thankful for Dr’s that pursue their gifts of restoration and healing. I had back surgery last week and God directed me to a very gifted surgeon. I am out of 95% of my nerve pain. God has worked a miracle thru this wonderful team of health care workers.

  9. This has been a very stressful year from life threatening to heart breaking. Through it all the Lord has been by my side. I am so thankful for His Grace that is renewed EVERY day.

  10. I am thankful that God is always with me & I can turn to Him for comfort when I am upset, for love when I am feeling unloveable, friendship when I feel alone, etc. In other words, the Lord is with me always & He knows me. He always knows what I need. He knows me better than I know myself for He is the one who knit me in my mother’s womb. I depend on Him.

    God bless you. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. I am humbled and thankful for the outstanding love and support of my parents. The Lord has truly blessed me. I am also greatful for the love that God provides and for the ability to lean in and press on when I need Him.

  12. I’m so thankful for a job that I love where I am free to share Christ with my clients, encouraging one another, praying for each other, and just loving each other through Him. I’m also thankful that I met your personally and know your joyful spirit and your abundant love for the Lord…you encourage me daily with your written word to draw closer to my Creator. Blessings to your and your family, Gwen, as we experience this season of gratitude.

  13. I was identified (saved) at the age of ten, raise normally by God fearing people but drifted away from God after serious things of the world happened to me, the Lord watched over me all those yrs. even though i was sinning, but at the age of 68, and some trials and tribulations (Chastisments) he sent the Holy Spirit to cover me with his wings! Praise God for loving me. this is what i’m thankful for at the age of 74!!! he has really taught me a lot in five yrs. but i’m still as a babe in Christ, learning new things every day!

  14. Thank you Lord for holding me up, carrying me when I couldn’t keep going on my own through this troubling year of change!! Amen!
    Thank you Gwen for words that remind me of God’s love as I read them throughout the year! Thank you also for sharing your trials……it reminds me that no matter who we are life can be a struggle, but God can lift us to a better place when we let Him!
    Blessings to you and yours for the Holidays!

  15. Thank you for a great devotion!!! And you are a great worshipper!!! Some sing great Christian Music that I am greatful for but you truly worship! I’ve seen you worship live and I listen to your cds and I know when I listen I’m going to worship! Thank you!!!
    I am grateful for His mercys every day! He is a God that is constant and unsearchable!!! There’s always more to know about Him❤️

  16. I am so very grateful for Jesus Christ, my rock, as I grow closer to Him every day. I am grateful for the season of suffering that this year has been, for without it I would not be searching and craving all that I can know about my Mighty God. Thank you for this devotion and song..just what I needed this morning!

  17. I AM THANKFUL FOR MY HUSBAND AS HE AND I FOLLOW JESUS IN ALL WE DO AND MAY GOD GUIDE MY HUSBAND TO BE ABLE TO COME HOME THIS HOLIDAY ALONG WITH OUR YOUNGEST SON THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE YOU HAVE FOR US AND GUIDING US IN ALL WE DO

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