“My God is so big
So strong and so mighty
There’s nothing my God cannot do”
You all remember this song? Yeah…?
Recently at Sunday school, Children sang this over and over again… I watched them sing with actions, from the youngest to the oldest, as loud as they could, as energetic as they could. The teens, as usual, were teasing each other and having fun as probably they felt they were made to sing nursery songs.
As I stood there watching them enjoy this good ol’ song, a few thoughts crossed my mind.
This song speaks of the greatness of God.
Of how Big He is.
Of how Powerful He is.
Of how Mighty He is.
This song is categorized and taught as a Sunday School ‘Kids’ song. Sadly, we don’t hear these songs in ‘older’ congregations. Do we really outgrow such songs? I wonder.
So often, even as adults, we don’t understand or explore the true depths and meaning of some of the songs we sing. If we did, it would certainly change our perspective of every situation that we face. Such songs have the power to reframe our thoughts.
“Worship songs have the power to reframe our thoughts”.
We are quite familiar with titles such as ‘David – the Shepherd boy’, or ‘David – the King’. But irrespective of the titles or the positions he held, he was a true worshipper of the Most High. David was a man who had an unwavering faith in God. He had the revelation of who he was serving. For him, God was someone who was very present and intimately invested in his life. This revelation made David see the battlefield in God’s perspective while others couldn’t. (1 Samuel 17: 17-58). While others magnified Goliath, David magnified God. The result – God magnified David by giving him victory over the giant.
God loves to hear his children speak the right things about Him. Our thoughts and words matter to Him. If we are called as His children, then our words should speak the greatness of our Father. When things are going haywire, instead of brooding over the situation, may we have the wisdom to see His greatness and magnify His name. God is so big, so mighty, so powerful that there is nothing He can’t do. The depth at which we understand this Truth will change us, our perspective and in turn our situation.
Two points to takeaway with this article –
Even as grown-ups let’s attempt once in a while to revisit these good ol’ sunday school songs. These songs meant for small children are wrapped with great powerful truths.
Sing it like we mean it! Let’s remember that as we sing, we are declaring these truths over our life. Truths that sink deep into our soul which in turn shifts our thoughts and feelings to align to His will. Know the Truth and live out the Truth.