Updated: Oct 16
For some of us, “How great is our god” is a question, for others it is a declaration. Whether you put an exclamation mark or a question mark at the end depends on your understanding of God. Highly respected theologian and writer, A.W. Tozer, said this. “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” There are many facets to our minds that can be quantified. Intelligence quotient. Emotional quotient. Creativity quotient. Even a decency quotient. There’s also a God quotient. A measure of your awareness of God and His influence on your beliefs and actions.
Consider your belief on these three statements about God.
1. God is the creator of the universe and everything in it.
2. God is sovereign above everything, including your life.
3. God loves you so much that he sacrificed his son for your sins.
If you agree with these statements, then you are likely to declare, “How great is our god!” Sadly, more people are questioning than ever before. The pressure to adopt new world views, lifestyles and identities is closing in at an alarming rate. Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” If you are questioning, then your mind could use the renewal Paul describes. Join a church community. Download a Bible study app. Talk to a friend who already knows Jesus. Above all else, pray. Do these things and God will show up in your life. When that happens, your question will become a declaration.
Doubt can be a powerful weapon, weakening your belief in God. Look over the three statements mentioned above. Which statements feed your doubt? If you believe something different, can it be proven? We’re onto you, Science.
Do you agree with Tozer that what you think about God is the most important thing about you? What exactly do you think about God? You don’t have to go deep. Adjectives will do. Of course, if you like to go deep, have at it.
If you had to give a number to your God Quotient (GQ), what would it be? We aren’t judging here. If you are a 0, with no understanding of God, that’s ok. There’s a lot of room to grow and learn. If you are a 10, we admire you, and want you on our team.
If you have time, read all of Romans 12. Paul lists some actions you can take, behaviorally, that just might lead to some mind growth. If you’re short on time, just read Romans 12:2. What do you see as the current patterns in this world?
Nothing will renew your mind like prayer. Prayer is your line to God. Like a muscle, it must be exercised repeatedly before you will see results. Many commit to exercise, then give up. The results are disappointing. It’s the same with God. Consider your personality and lifestyle. What will it take for you to commit to prayer?