This past Sunday we talked about facing our fears and used an old story to make this truth come alive. In Numbers 13 God paints a picture of facing fears and what keeps us from thinking big. It is the story of when God told Moses to send the 12 spies to go look at the land God promised His people.
10 of the spies were wimps, or pretty natural for humanity. They looked at the strong people who lived in the land and their big cities and said that God's people were going to have a problem trying to take the land. Literally, they let their situation and surroundings dictate what they believed that God could or would do. Therefore, they told God's people to go a different direction and avoid this promise all together. Have you ever done that?
Often church people and even cool Christians will listen to the wrong thing or just flat miss what God is doing. It could be because of fear, or it could be because we cannot handle what God is doing. Watch another piece of this story:
Numbers 13:30 (nlt) --- But Caleb tried to quiet the people as they stood before Moses. "Let's go at once to take the land," he said. "We can certainly conquer it!"
Caleb and his buddy, Joshua, had enough of small thinking and missing God. He stepped up and spoke up. Caleb was the poster child for the "think HUGE" campaign God had started. Do we think that God is able to do what He said? Caleb did. Are our enemies or our problems too much for us? Caleb didn't think so. Where do we fall in the story?
God is preparing The Community Fellowship for some awesome days and for big impact. We had the best leadership team meeting yesterday that we have ever had. I wish that I could share all the details, but it is not time yet. God is putting together people, a plan and showing us His vision in HUGE pieces. We must "think HUGE" because that is how our God works. Get in on it right where you are!
The story of the land and spies is eye opening for people who want what God wants, for people who believe God can and will do HUGE things. Get your glasses out. Put on your running shoes. Tie up all those loose ends. God is about to rock your world and mine. Think HUGE. Lets chase the lion...
Deuteronomy 10:17-21 (nlt) --- For the Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed. He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. You must fear the Lord your God and worship him and cling to him. Your oaths must be in his name alone. He alone is your God, the only one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done these mighty miracles that you have seen with your own eyes.