Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Big God

Someone once told me that the size of your God will determine the size of your goal. I believe that. One of my life verses from the Bible is this one.

…to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-22 (NIV)

Each day, I meet both people with God-sized goals and people with goals they can easily accomplish on their own without God. Both claim to follow Jesus. The former invariably seem to lead a fuller, richer life. The later lead lives that are safe but diminished.
Pilate did what was expedient in handing over Jesus to be killed. His goal was to get through the day. True leaders are more than safe "talking points," "bottom lines," and "sound bites." True leaders have goals that can only be reached with help from something or someone beyond themselves. Churches often set mediocre budgets that they can reach on their own rather than asking what God wants to do and expecting God to provide the resources. Real transformation will not happen in timid, self-reliant churches. They may be places of order and religious looks but they will lack the vitality those who have a BIG GOAL that can only be meet by a BIG GOD.
Do you have a big goal from God that you will need help with from God? Are you part of a community (including church) that dreams big and expects BIG GOD to show up?

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