I heard God speak to me this morning. Well, I didn’t hear an audible voice, though I’m not opposed to the idea. I just heard Him speak to my heart.
Galatians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ask or even imagine…”
I have often prayed for victory, victory over addiction, victory over depression, victory over anger.
Today, God spoke to me about how low my sites have been set.
See, He said He could do better than I can even imagine. And not a little better! He said He could do A LOT better than I can ever ask for.
I think He would like to have me ask big, dream big, live big in victory. Then He could do more than I ask, more than I dream. He could make my life more than what I’ve ever hoped for.
For me I think that looks like not praying to lose weight but praying that God uses me to breathe life into those who are insecure, who see themselves as something less than how God sees them. It looks like not praying for victory over lust but praying for the freedom of all those in bondage, praying that my life and witness would be used to break the chains of any addiction. It looks like not praying that my family would be safe and loving but that my family would burn with such a passion for Jesus that the gates of Hell would tremble when we walk into the darkness.
I can say that I’m afraid of what prayers like that would bring.
I’m going to pray anyway.