My word for 2014 is Believe. Shortly after I chose my word for the New Year the opportunity to read Beth Moore’s book Believing God, basically fell in my lap. Around Christmas many of her books on Amazon were available to download for FREE! When I saw the title of this book I couldn’t believe it.
It felt like confirmation that believe was the right word for me in this season of life.
Believing that God has a God-sized dream for your life will be the first of many steps to getting started.
Do we have faith big enough?
Did God really say?
Do I believe when God said, “For I know the plans I have for you…” He meant me too? (<====Tweet That)
These days, most of us have stopped believing God for big things. We have become content living day-to-day, not really knowing or caring what kinds of things He could do if we only asked Him and believed.
God performed huge miracles in the Bible, such as parting the Red Sea, Gideon defeating an army of 350,000 with 300 men, Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.
What has happened to our faith?
When did we stop believing that God can do big things for us?
…What god is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. (Believing God, 66)
Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. (Habbakuk 3:2)
Our faith has to be bigger than our dreams. (<====Tweet That)
I would love for us to be a generation of big faith believers, a generation that calls on God and waits expectantly for Him to show up, show off…And blow the doors off our narrow-minded view of him.
As Beth says, “Hoping we’re on the right track will never dig a deep enough path to follow to our Promised Lands. Beloved, we’re not going anywhere of profound eternal significance until we know.” (Believing God, 61)
We all have had “nos“ in life that have set us back. I had a no several years ago. I wanted my own sewing boutique. I had visions of an online store that sold all of my homemade creations. I had the skills and the drive, but time and time again God kept shutting doors.
I am utterly convinced that any no an earnestly seeking child of God receives from the Throne is for the sake of a greater yes, whether realized on earth or in heaven.(Believing God, 61)
I gave my sewing dream to God. I told Him if it wasn’t meant to be I would accept it and move on. I admitted how much it hurt and I really didn’t want to let it go, but if that is what I needed to do, I would. Items continued to not sell at craft shows like I prayed they would, and therefore there was no incoming money to buy more material. The “no” remained, and with a heavy heart I turned to writing as an outlet. Which soon became my passion…an even stronger passion than I had for sewing.
Writing is hard…and it requires that I believe God has a purpose for it in order for me to sit down each day and type out my heart. But, my friend, it is worth it!
Have you stopped believing God for big things in your life? Today, let’s start believing Him for miracles that are bigger and better than we could ever hope for or imagine.
All that will matter forever and ever in our heavenly state is the glory that came to God through our lives. (Believing God, 70)