God is infinite! That’s the hardest thought I will ask you to grasp. You cannot understand what infinite means, but don’t let it bother you–I don’t understand it and I’m trying to explain it! “Infinite” means so much that nobody can grasp it, but reason nevertheless kneels and acknowledges that God is infinite. We mean by infinite that God knows no limits, no bounds and no end. What God is, He is without boundaries. All that God is, He is without bounds or limits. (A.W. Tozer from “The Attributes of God”)
I’m reading this book on the Attributes of God. It’s my third time going through it and I absolutely love it. This time I’m studying it for the next book I will be writing and I thought I would take the time to share some thoughts I have along the way. It’s an incredible book and it will truly leave you in awe, if you choose to read it.
What a thought? It’s one that I can’t grasp. There is no beginning and no end to who He is in our lives. It is what is! In fact, I think it gives peace to all those unanswered questions in life. The ones that are left in my brain rattling around, waiting for the moment to just sit with God and ask Him one by one.
Truly though, I will forget every question when I get to Heaven, as I’m there in the presence of my Father, the One who existed before all things and will exist for all eternity. I will be there with my arms extended in worship or my knees may give out and I may be bowing down in worship. This is the One who sent His Son, I will be in the presence of my Father God and His Son Jesus Christ. Oh, what a glorious day that will be.
We cannot measure infinitude. We try to with our human terms, but nothing really comes close to what God is! Here is a thought from Tozer I would like to leave you with.
“If there were a point where God stopped, then God wouldn’t be perfect. For instance, if God knew almost everything, but not quite everything, then God wouldn’t be perfect in knowledge. His understanding wouldn’t be infinite, as it says in Psalm 147:5.
Let us take all that can be known–past, present and future, spiritual, psychic and physical–everywhere throughout the universe. And let us say God knows all of it except one percent–He knows ninety-nine percent of all that can be known. I’d be embarrassed to go to heaven and look into the face of a God that didn’t know everything. He has to know it all or I can’t worship Him. I can’t worship that which is not perfect.”
How have you been experiencing God’s infinitude in your life? I would enjoy hearing about it. Let’s discuss this. Please feel free to leave a comment. I’ll share more about this subject during the week.
Live in the freedom that God is at your beginning and at your end. He is holding it all in His hands!