But I say, behind every great person of God there is a Great God.
We can often attribute success or a persons giftings' to a persons ability, talent, drive, character, nature, etc but for me as a Christian, whose nature and character is in Christ and as one who has died, been buried and raised again in Christ, I am a new creation and that new creation comes from only one person - Jesus Christ.
I was mediating on the word this morning that was brought in church yesterday, Psalm 18 and in particular the scriptures 32-36:
"It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he causes me to stand on the heights.
He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me;
your help has made me great.
You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way."
As I read this v35 "Your help has made me great."
God makes us "great" as we trust in him, as we rest in him, as we allow him into every part of our lives, he makes us great. And yet as He makes us great, He gets known among the earth and His name is glorified through us, through his creation, because we realise everything we are, everything we can do, is not from our own doing but rather from our Creator and Author of our lives, Father God.
When I look at my daughter as she has grown, people often say how she looks like me. And as I watch her nature, her strength and her boldness develops, I can see a replica of me in many ways. And so in the same way, as we mature in Christ, we become more and more like our Heavenly Father, full of love, full of glory, full of His greatness flowing in and through us to those around us.
All glory goes to God who arms us, who trains us, who strengthens us, who is our saving help, whose right hand sustains us.