Taken from Louie Giglio's "How Great is Our God" talk

Taken from Louie Giglio's "How Great is Our God" talk
Post date: Wed, 09/23/2009

These words came during the last few minutes of this awesome message

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?

the Lord is the everlasting God
the creator of the ends of the earth
He will not grow tired or weary
and his understanding no-one can fathom

He’s huge
He’s a star breather
He’s big


Listen to what He loves to do

That God
That creator of the ends of the earth
That I do not grow tired or weary
That my understanding is to great for you
That God

Here’s what He does

He gives strength to the weary
He increases the power of the weak
For even the youths will grow tired and weary
and young man will stumble and fall
but those who hope in the Lord

Those who wait upon the Lord

"Wait" in the Hebrew says

Those who stand right in the midst of the craziness
Those who stand right in the midst of the pain

Right in the midst of the chaos
Right in the valley of the shadow of death

And they don’t gloss over it

They are dealing with the hardest stuff in life

But standing in the middle of it —

They say

You know what?

I don’t see what God is doing

I don’t understand what the plan is

But i’ll tell you one thing,

I am not going to give up on God

I’m gonna stand right here in the middle of this moment

I’m gonna trust that God is sitting on a throne

I know that He has a purpose for my life
and a plan for my life

I believe I’m going to see the goodness of God in the land of the living and
I’m not gonna stop believing that no matter what

Here’s the promise

Those who wait upon the Lord

Here’s what I promise

I will renew your strength

When you think you can’t take one more breath
I’ll give you enough to keep going on
and enough to keep going on
and enough to keep going on
and to keep going
and to keep going
and to keep going

You keep hoping
i’ll keep causing strength to rise when you hope

and — you’ll keep going

and You will feel like you have been swept up on the wings of eagles
and you will run and not get weary
and walk through it all and ... not ... faint

I will hold you
even when you let go of me,
I’m not gonna let go of you

Do you know there are millions and millions and millions of microscopic crosses holding you together right now (Laminum)

and one giant glorious cross of Jesus Christ that’s holding everyone of us who has trusted in Him on to the heavenly Father and
and holding the heavenly Father on to us

and it’s gonna keep holding us on to Him - that cross

for ever and ever and ever and ever

We will never not be carried by the strong hand of a universe making God
and He will bring us through

That — is the promise of the everlasting God


How's Your Offering

Malachi 1:6-12

6 "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?" says the LORD Almighty. "It is you, O priests, who show contempt for my name.
"But you ask, 'How have we shown contempt for your name?'
7 "You place defiled food on my altar.
"But you ask, 'How have we defiled you?'
"By saying that the LORD's table is contemptible. 8 When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?" says the LORD Almighty.

9 "Now implore God to be gracious to us. With such offerings from your hands, will he accept you?"-says the LORD Almighty.

10 "Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you," says the LORD Almighty, "and I will accept no offering from your hands. 11 My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.

12 "But you profane it by saying of the Lord's table, 'It is defiled,' and of its food, 'It is contemptible.' 13 And you say, 'What a burden!' and you sniff at it contemptuously," says the LORD Almighty.
"When you bring injured, crippled or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?" says the LORD. 14 "Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king," says the LORD Almighty, "and my name is to be feared among the nations.