How Big Is Your God?
As we are on this 40 Day UNSTOPPABLE Breakthrough faith journey…we are taking our thoughts from Mark Batterson’s book, “In a Pit, with a Lion, on a Snowy Day.”
“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)
How big is your God? Doesn’t our life boil down to how we perceive and believe God? It’s not that we will ever be free of facing “lions”, “giants”, “mountains”, problems, setbacks, failures, or even opportunities that seem so far beyond our reach. Let’s face it; we will face sickness, job loss, breakdowns in relationships, and so many other things that could be worse. But the key of breaking through is your faith and trust in God.
I have never met a person that said, “Miracles…no thank you, I’ll pass on a miracle.” Or, “I like my depression, just the way that it is.” How about, “I don’t need God to do anything for me.” Most people that I meet would love to see God do amazing things in their life. You’re probably reading this blog and you have something in your life that it seems impossible to be resolved. You’re breakthrough will be determined by four important things that you will need to commit.
1. How bad do you want the change?
People will never change until they get sick and tired of where they are. When you want the miracle bad enough, you will chase after the only One that can change what’s wrong in your life. When you want the goal bad enough, you will chase after the God who is able to make the dream come alive. After all… If He can raise a man who was dead for three days, He can raise the dreams that you have been declaring dead (or impossible).
2. How big is your God?
A.W. Tozer said, “A low view of God is the cause of a hundred lesser evils.” But a person with a “high view” of God “is relieved of ten thousand temporal problems.” If we really believe that God did the things we read in His Word, then we have to believe that He is big enough to tackle anything that we could ever bring to Him.
3. When will you start?
If not now, when? If not God, then who? What are you waiting for? We are not waiting on God; God is waiting on us. The people that were receiving miracles where the ones that were reaching out and pursuing Jesus. Yes, He would pass by, but there was a step of faith on every person’s part if they were to receive their breakthrough. You can either let your lion continue to paralyze you or you can come alive and go after it.
4. Your focus and your words.
Focus and speak more about how big your God is and what He is going to do for you, than talking more about yourself and what’s wrong. Batterson says, “How you think about God will determine who you will become.” Your heart determines your thoughts, and your thoughts determine your words, and your words will eventually determine your actions.
When you size up your lion. Whatever you believe God for… believe in the depths of your heart that God is big enough (Jer. 32:17). Think God is able. Say nothing is impossible for God (Matt. 19:26). Watch your breakthrough, miracle, and dream come alive!
You are UNSTOPPABLE with Christ!