go big or go home
It’s not just a slogan you’ve heard before. It’s something that we as believers should be declaring over our lives. No more small thinking. No more small living. Our God is bigger than our thoughts and bigger than our ways. When we put our trust in Him completely, He will do BIG things in us and through us. It’s time to GO BIG OR GO HOME!
We all have special things that God has deposited in our lives, that if we’re not careful, will get pushed behind things that just aren’t important. If we allow Jesus to use what we have, he’ll grow it and multiply it more than we could ever imagine! What’s in your house?!
We're all connected to people in some way in our lives, whether it's work, marriages, friendships or family. Relationships were never meant to be for our entertainment, but for us to invest in to. Everyone carries a jar, and it's up to us to pour out what's been poured in. If Christ's love isn't pouring out of us and touching other people's lives, then we're not fulfilling God's ultimate call to His people.
In this week's message, we learn what life looks like when developed behind closed doors, and not in front of an audience. Like a photography darkroom, our lives must be developed and processed in private so that God's calling can be revealed at the right time.
As Christians, we're called to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Changing the way we think and see others opens up a new way of living in our freedom. It changes our relationships, our attitudes, and our overall general way of life. When we see others the way Christ sees them, we understand the reason grace is not only important to us, but to others.
There are so many things we want and desire, but few we actually need. We must remember that while He longs to give us the desires of our hearts, He ultimately knows what we need. His ways are above our ways and His thoughts are above our thoughts. Didn't get that want you've been wanting? There might be a really good reason for not receiving it.