Monday, March 10, 2008

God-Sized Thoughts :: Monday E-Devotion

2 of our college students from church are visiting family in Seattle on their spring break.  When I think of Seattle, 2 other things come to mind: Starbucks and Microsoft.  Two companies that have taken our nation and the world by storm and grown in ways few people thought possible.
 
1977 did Bill Gates know that Microsoft would reach the heights it has hit as of today?  I am not sure, but I would think to answer no.  He had big dreams, big desire and headed long and fast toward those dreams.
 
How about in 1987 when Howard Schultz bought Starbucks?  His goal at that time was to just open a new store in Portland, far from Seattle.  Yet his coming, now known world wide, is the leader of the coffee shop world opening thousands of new stores annually.  Schultz had big dreams, huge drive and desire to match, and he headed toward the dream.
 
Do you think that Mordecai Ham knew that in one of his preaching meetings that a kid named Billy Graham would be there and get saved? 
 
There is no telling what we can do when we allow God to fill our dreams and when we head for them with desire and strength.  We serve an awesome God.
 
Luke 18:27 (nlt) --- He replied, "What is impossible for people is possible with God."
 
Ephesians 3:20 (nlt) --- Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
 
Maybe the next person you help or invite to church or pray for will accept Jesus or be a Billy Graham.  Or who knows.  You see, far too often we let lift slip though our hands and right out of our opportunities.  God is able.  He makes things possible.
 
The first time I really tried to understand what "God-Sized" meant was more than 15 years ago, and I have seen him do awesome things.  Point: God is not done yet.
 
So, have God-sized thoughts.  Chase your dreams.  Ask someone to go to church with you.  It is time to expect great things of our great God!

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