How Great is Our God

You may know the Chris Tomlin song How Great is Our God. The one with the chorus that goes

“How great is our God, sing with me,

How great is our God, and all will see,

How great is our God”

But how will the dying, lost world see if we do all our singing in Churches, in worship venues. Time spent in corporate worship isn’t going to result in many people seeing how great God is. It is when we go out of the worship venue that the non-Christians see us. It is then that we can show them how great God is. We need to be ‘singing’ with our lives outside the worship venue. We need to let joy spill out in indiscriminate acts of kindness in our everyday life. We need to show love to the broken, the hurting, the weeping, the looked down upon, the rejects, the oppressed, the sick, the outcasts. If our times of cooperate worship doesn’t result in that pouring out in our lives it is just empty noise. It is worthless. We have wasted our time. Non-Christians aren’t going to see how great God is, and God already knows how great He is. He doesn’t need us to tell him, he needs us to show the world. In Amos 5:23-24 God makes it very clear that worship that is pleasing to Him isn’t singing the right words, but doing the right things:

“Away with the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.

But let justice roll on like a river,
righteousness like a never-failing stream!”

We need to worship with our lives, with actions speaking louder than words, with love for God and all his creation. We need to let our praise be genuine and be pouring out at all times and in all ways, not just in standard worship in special venues. God isn’t just in the venue, He is in the world. It is when we worship like out there, with our life song and not just lip praises that all will see how great God is.

We can’t worship God in the building and then ignore Him as we walk out the door. (In Matthew 25 Jesus says that ‘whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.‘ )We can’t worship the homeless Son of Man on a Sunday and then walk past the homeless in our day to day lives. (Matthew 8v20: Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” ) We can’t tell God we love Him, but then refuse to love his people. (1 John 3:16-18 tells us “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”)

We know how great God is, and so does God. So rather than half heartedly telling Him how great He is again and again, it is time for us to show the world through our lives.

Learn more the author of this post:

Pete McM
The original founder of All4God, Pete is 26, lives in Northern Ireland, is a junior doctor, Ulster fan and is passionate about Jesus
  • http://www.all4god.co.uk Pete McM

    Written at Summer Madness 08

  • http://solapurnews.blogspot.com paresh

    so so

  • GodlessWonder

    Your god is imaginary!!!

    I’m sorry, but believing in mythical sky wizards is against Stumbleupon terms of service. Please take your ancient, ridiculous beliefs elsewhere.

    2000 year old myths or modern technology, PICK ONE!

  • http://www.all4god.co.uk Pete McM

    On August 2nd, this article got over 700 views!!!!

  • http://www.all4god.co.uk Pete McM

    @GodlessWonder – StumbleUpon lets you classify websites as Christian, so I doubt it objects to them in its terms of service. If you don’t like the site you don’t have to stay, there are many people however who don’t view Christianity as a ‘myth’, and we are as much entitled to have websites as non-Christians. Also there are many people who don’t believe in Christianity, but are respectful about it, not feeling the need to leave comments slagging off other people’s beliefs.

  • babino

    to “godlesswonder.”

    2000 year old TRUTH

    take a look around u, our world is amazing and u cant tell me that its all an accident.

  • http://www.all4god.co.uk Pete McM

    is it just me or does anyone else find when singing this song there is a tendency to elongate the middle of Great so that it sounds more like grey than great?

  • http://www.bebo.com/xxdestinyy untouched

    now you mention it, yes. but i never noticed it before.. but as long as you put the ‘t’ at the end of it, it sounds ok.. which i normally do anyway.

  • http://www.all4god.co.uk Pete McM

    I think this is by quite some margin the most read article on All4God, at least, it is the most viewed one anyway!

  • ~{FSM}~

    “take a look around u, our world is amazing and u cant tell me that its all an accident.”

    It’s an accident.

    There we go. Wasn’t that hard, was it?

    It’s an accident. A nice one, at least in part. But personally, I believe God may have gone overboard a little on the malaria, cancer, hepatitis, parasitic worms, E. Coli, asteroids, volcanoes, earthquakes, supernovae and black holes.

  • jan 4 god

    How Great Is Our God? Great enough to send His only begotten son to die on Calvary for our sins so we don’t have to go to hell and burn for eternity. He forgives all sins with one exception. Don’t deny His Son.

  • http://www.all4god.co.uk Pete McM

    Very well said Jan! Welcome to All4God btw

  • http://weckim.blogspot.com/ PaulFan

    Pete, it does my heart good to know that there are young saints like you sharing their faith with the world. God bless you. Soli Deo gloria.

    • http://www.all4God.co.uk Peter McM

      Thanks, glad you like the site! Soli Deo Gloria indeed

  • http://weckim.blogspot.com/ PaulFan

    Pete, it does my heart good to know that there are young saints like you sharing their faith with the world. God bless you. Soli Deo gloria.

    • PeteMcM

      Thanks, glad you like the site! Soli Deo Gloria indeed