Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Expect Great and Mighty Things

Reading excerpts of Henry T. Blackaby's book Experiencing God and his subsequent Day by Day devotional has always been an eye-opener for me. It's incredible to think about the fact that God is so much more than simply the God of the Bible. He is more than someone or something you put on a shelf and pull out every so often. He is as real today as He ever was...and we can see Him work in and around us with just a little bit of faith.

It is an ever maturing faith that I long for so that I can become more aware of His presence...and those "God moments" come more an more often.

This from Blackaby's Day by Day:


Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. - Jeremiah 33:3

Too often we settle for much less than what God wants to do through us. We read in Jeremiah 32:27: “I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for Me?” and we answer, “No Lord.” Yet, when we face difficult situations we begin to qualify our belief in God and lower our expectations of what God will do. It is one thing to believe God could perform a miracle in the Bible, or a thousand years ago, or even in the life of a friend; it is quite another matter to wholeheartedly believe God can do anything He chooses to do in our lives!

When almighty God speaks to us, what we do next proves what we believe about Him, regardless of what we say. God revealed to Moses His plan to orchestrate the greatest exodus in human history, and He wanted to use Moses to accomplish it. Moses responded by arguing with God! Moses was overwhelmed by what he heard and began to make excuses for why he could not participate_in God’s activity. Moses would have readily acknowledged his belief in God’s power, he simply did not believe God could do His miraculous work through his life. Moses’ argument with God limited his ministry for the rest of his life (Exod. 4:13–16).

Do you sense there may be far more that God wants to do through your life than what you have been experiencing? Ask God to show you what it is, then be prepared to respond in faith and obedience to what He tells you.

Gold Medallion Award winner "Experiencing God Day-By-Day" is based on Henry Blackaby’s multi-million selling Experiencing God book and Bible study. Find insight and grace in this 365-day devotional focused on the divine presence in each life. This book will help you see what God has instore for you while sustaining the essential habit of turning to God on a daily basis.

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