Monday, January 24, 2011

dream BIG

Have you ever been intimidated by anything?  I have.  Lots of things throughout my life have been a bit tough to handle.  I could name them, but lets move on.  There are times that living by faith is a bit intimidating.  Following God is the right thing to do, yet taking the steps needed may seem a bit out there.

I'm continue to study and preach through the book of Nehemiah.  Each week I have become more and more convinced that God must have been all over this situation and the people that Nehemiah led.  In fact in chapter 3 we learn that there were at least 40 work crews helping with the rebuilding of the wall and the gates.  That took lots of organization.

Those 40 groups were made up of people from every walk of life.  Look through the chapter and you will find some of these people: priests and temple workers, families, business owners and merchants, people from other villages, and more.  What an awesome move this had to have been.

Nehemiah had to dream big.  It was much bigger than anyone would have imagined.  Maybe God has some of big dreams that He wants to give you.  Think about that!

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

If resources were no issue (money or anything else), what is the biggest task you would want to take part in?

Answering those questions intimidates me, but it also makes me dream bigger.  I believe that God wants to use Him people to dream big so that he can use us in big ways to impact others for Him.  It is all for His glory, not ours.

Nehemiah 1:4 NIV
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.

Nehemiah 2:18 NLT
Then I told them about how the gracious hand of God had been on me, and about my conversation with the king.They replied at once, "Yes, let's rebuild the wall!" So they began the good work.

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 orthink.

Dream big!  What God calls you to be part of may changes the lives of thousands of people.  How is that?  We serve a big God!

interacting with the Word of God

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