Think of the greatest thing God has done for you.
What is the biggest miracle you’ve ever experienced? When was the most powerful time of worship you’ve ever encountered? How was your biggest stronghold conquered?
What is the greatest thing that God has done in your life?
As you reflect on this awesome experience or encounter you had with God, remember how you felt. Remember the closeness. Remember the power. Remember how real God was right at that moment. You felt like He was right there with you – you could touch Him. You felt free, lighter than air. It was like nothing you had experienced before.
Is God now saying….
“… forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new.” Isaiah 43:18
I don’t know how you felt as you read those verses but I know I felt the Spirit of God! It is exciting to know that God has something great just over the horizon – something greater than we’ve experienced ever before! That thing or that time you were just reflecting on a moment ago will pale in comparison to what God is going to do. I feel like every sentence in this paragraph should have an explanation point following it because it… is… exciting! It’s powerful! It fills me with anticipation! Knowing that a great and limitless God has something far greater than what we’ve already seen is breathtaking.
Breathtaking… and challenging.
It’s challenging because prior to God doing something greater, bigger, and more powerful than we’ve ever seen before – it may require us to increase our faith. When thinking back to the previous big thing that God did in your life, what preceded it? Did it just… happen? Was everything in life going along fine and God just showed up and added more blessing? Or were you in the middle of a challenge? Many times, if not all, a great move of God is preceded by a time of hardship. Maybe some event impacted your life negatively. You may have went through a time when you felt your worship was being hindered or your prayers unanswered. You may have even went through a season of doubt. But these things required us to seek, hear, and trust God with all of our heart and, when we did, God showed up!
God has something great in store for us and it’s just around the corner. It may not come without challenge but it will come if we’re faithful! Don’t limit Him to the last great thing. Our God’s power and imagination are limitless and He is going to do great things through His people. Accept the challenge today and decide that you will seek, follow, and trust God with all of your heart and life. Then, get ready…
Expect the Unexpected!