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July 17, 2013

Believe God for Great Things

God’s will is sort of like a huge ocean liner steaming forth in the harbor, it’s going out and no one can stop it.  My plan for my life is sort of like a little dinghy with holes in it, and it is filling up with water. . Then I see God go by and I say, “Hey God, I’m over here and I’ve got this great little plan for my life. It’s very safe and secure and I think it will really bring honor to You, so could You come over here and bless my little plan?” But God says, “I don’t want to have anything to do with that sinking dinghy if that’s what you mean. I invite you to join me on the big ship. It’s bigger than you can imagine, but it takes time to move a big ship like this, it won’t happen right away. If you want something instant, stay in the dinghy, but if you want my grand plan for your life, join me.” Our problem is twofold. We ask for too little, and we want it too quickly. We ask for far too little from God, and we get impatient because we want it right away.

Once I’m sailing on God’s ship, I realize something right away, He’s in the captain’s chair and He’s not giving it up. He’s in control, and here is the great news. When I relinquish control, I feel at peace.  I see that He knows what He’s doing and He knows where He is going.  The whole world can look like it is in chaos and everything can seem uncertain, but I can trust that God still has a plan and a purpose. It’s a grand plan involving the building of His kingdom. “May Your kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven.” He wants to be King in our heart. He wants His Kingdom to be built in our church and in our world. Whenever we align ourselves with God’s will, God works. Whenever we move from our little dinghies to God’s plan, God begins to work in our lives. We align ourselves with God’s purpose then we get God’s power. When that happens, God begins to fill us with His strength and power. God wants to do great things in our church, but we need to believe Him for those great things and move from our little dinghies to God’s plan.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.Proverbs. 19:21