“I used to think God guided us by opening and closing doors, but now I know sometimes God wants us to kick some doors down.” – Bob Goff
If you knew that you had unlimited resources at your disposal, what would you attempt that otherwise wouldn’t even enter your mind?
We forget that as followers of Christ, we do have unlimited resources at our disposal! Jeremiah prayed, “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” (Jeremiah 32:17)
Shortly after Jeremiah prayed that, the Lord responded, “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)
Jesus said much the same thing. In His parting words to His disciples, He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:18-19)
When Jesus says that all authority in both heaven and earth has been given to Him, it embraces all other authority. Everything is subject to Him. Nothing happens outside the scope of His authority.
Sure, sometimes it feels like things are out of control. Plenty goes on in our world politically, economically, and even personally that runs counter to God’s character and purposes. But He is not subject to those negative or evil circumstances. He is Lord overall.
So where does that leave us?
In Romans 8:37-39, Paul wrote, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
By “living large,” I’m not talking about a prosperity gospel. I’m talking about trusting a BIG God for BIG results. Again, God told Jeremiah, “‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’” (Jeremiah 33:3)
Scripture Reading: Numbers 11:21-25
Personal Application: In what big ways do you need to trust the Lord right now? How else is the Lord speaking to you from His Word in this devotional?
Jim Grassi, D. Min. and Wendell Morton
We cherish any verse in Scripture that reminds us to keep focused and intentional about evangelism and discipleship. “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:5