"The wise man comes to God without saying a word and stands in awe of Him. It may seem a hopeless endeavor, to gaze at the invisible God. But Romans 1:20 tells us that through creation, we see His "invisible qualities" and "divine nature."
The first chapter of the book starts with Francis Chan spitting tons of facts out at you.
God didn't have to make a hundred different kinds of bananas. He didn't have to make the elm trees have an average of 6 million leaves. He didn't need to make so many varieties of laughter. He didn't need to make plants who breathe in carbon dioxide (which can hurt us) and then have those same plants release oxygen (which we need to live.)
He didn't need any of that. So why did He create it?
For His glory.
"God's art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what He's like."
He didn't create the millions of galaxies only to make us see how big He really is. He wants our response to be, "Who do I think I am?"
That is why we worship.
But why is it so hard? Why does it get so hard to remember just how great God is? Why do we remember what we know about God, but actually living it out becomes such a challenge?
"We are programmed to focus on what we don't have, bombarded multiple times throughout the day with what we need to buy that will make us feel happier or sexier or more at peace. This dissatisfaction transfers over to our thinking about God. We forget that we already have everything we need in Him. Because we don't often think about the reality of who God is, we quickly forget that He is worthy to be worshipped and loved."
We don't get to decide who God is. (Exodus 3:14)
God is holy, eternal, all-knowing, fair, and just.
He does not have to know us so well, but He chooses too. Why do we live like God was created for us?
The chapter ends by telling the reader to stand in awe before the Almighty God.
Stop talking while praying.
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