"No one has ever seen or heard anything like this, never so much as imagined anything quite like it--- what God has arranged for those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 (Message)
I'm a self-confessed wonderer. I often find myself sitting back wondering what God has in store for my life. I wonder if I often am overly inclined to just sit back in arrogance and think that God is actually satisfied with where I am. Then... I sometimes find myself sitting back going, "Geez... I'm nowhere near where I need to be." I'm glad God has something more for me. After all, He is the same God who, "Is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ever ask or think." When I dig into that verse I know that there is absolutely no way I can ask God for too much. My mind can't even fathom what He can do. He can do far greater things than my tiny little mind could ever begin to think about.
Along those same lines... How much AM I asking Him for? Not useless, worldly stuff... but how much am I asking Him to accomplish through my life? I mean if my God is without limits... (in case you’re wondering… check out the definition of God... He is without limits)... and I am just drudging through life... people are going to start to wonder if I really believe what I say I believe. GOD WANTS TO DO MORE!!!
Have I been settling for too little? Am I content to live with less than what He has for me? Or maybe I've allowed myself to become numb to the possibilities of a life that is completely surrendered and sold-out to God. Maybe I have become so fat off the pleasures of this world that I have lost any appetite I ever had for faith. At least the kind of faith... that moves mountains and brings a huge smile to the face of God.
I pray that God will rain down with power and increase my faith. That I might decrease so that Christ might increase. I need to have my faith increased so that I might see a mighty demonstration of God's power. For as you will read in the context of the Corinthians verse found at the beginning, all that God has arranged for us can be found in the person of Jesus Christ. The same Christ who lives in us. Paul goes on to write, "Now we have not received the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God."
OH, THAT WE MIGHT KNOW!!!
God awaken us to the reality of who we are in Christ... and who Christ is in us! Disturb our slumber and scream into our sleep. Cause us to know what is possible in our lives and in our church because of your Son... Jesus Christ... AMEN