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Unsearchable Greatness

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Gwen Smith

November 29, 2013

Blog, Devotions, Worship

unsearchable psalm 145

I fell in love with my husband half-my-life ago, yet with twenty years of marriage under my 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 have learned to hear His voice, to recognize His touch, and to understand many basic truths of who He is.

There are so many 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 (Heb 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 participate with Him in a vibrant dance of abundant life through His Son, Jesus Christ.  (Another TWEETABLE!) Our amazing Heavenly Father bids each and every one of us to come to Him with questions, to be held by His love, to find peace, hope, and healing in His Son. He wants us to seek Him through prayer and to experience new revelations of Him through His Word and through the Holy Spirit.

The voices of all of creation shout His praise! I encourage you to pause in this moment to consider Him… to respond to Him… to meditate on His glorious splendor.  As you do, He will increasingly become the all-satisfying desire of your heart. Even more than that, as you worship He will stir up a hunger in your soul to know Him even more.

Let’s say with the psalmist, “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)

Surely our God is clothed in majestic, unsearchable greatness! Amen?

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

gs-msms-ep I have some exciting news to share with you! As you now know, I don’t just write books and devotions – I also write and sing songs. After many months of writing and recording, my new songs have just been released! The project is called “My Strength, My Song.” Download it from iTunes, or click here to watch the lyric videos on my YouTube page.

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About Gwen Smith


Gwen Smith

I am an unashamed, imperfect worshiper of Jesus Christ. I cling to His goodness to cover my mess and purpose my days to live out the hope of the Gospel. It is my joy and passion to inspire women to live fully in grace and truth. I write books, devotions and songs. I speak. I sing. I worship. I post, pin and tweet. I am intensely in love with the Word of God and believe, wholeheartedly, that the Bible is divinely inspired truth.

  • Laura

    Thank you for the reminder Gwen. God is amazing and I’m learning more and more of that this last while. Jeremiah 33:3 is the verse that sticks in my head when I remember when I first got saved. I don’t remember many details as I was 5 but that verse is still in my head. Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know, I will refresh that as my prayer now as I continue to dig into his greatness, He truly is unsearchable yet I feel now, at 40 that I am really only just begun on the journey of how great and unsearchable he truly is. He is bringing me through some tests and trials right now that I am trusting will make me even more aware of him and open to worship and sharing my faith. Praise the Lord for his unsearchable greatness.

  • iamhere

    My apologies my comment made by mobile was hard to edit being long winded. But YES BE TRANSFORMED NEW BY FELLOWSHIP in SISTERs Girlfriends other women. By carefully caustiously going outside your circle of culture & behaviors that only satisfy the flesh Share encourage and do not be afraid but strengthening eachother together in His wisdom. DO NOT LEAVE ONE WOMAN ALONE of any age but come together strong in praise worthiness truth knowledge puroty respect and honour integrating Christ Heart presence in laughter and JOY. If you have to lament that is ok but pray leaving no one behind as women of faith. Even if ypu have lots to do invite them to do it with you! O I pray positive JOY too to face our days or just be still in Christ devotion abundant blessing riches wealth to be shared. We are not a throw away society of disposing death and destruction as. Each one of us can act in new behaviors transformed in Christ as steadfast united together across nations who want Christ first in their lives and walk with Him as their brides of any age :)I t allstarts this very moment in our home or work or talents ~gifts as Gwen Smith with His purpose even as small as a mustard seed.

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