Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." John 14:12 (NIV)
If we believe Jesus is who He says He is, and we take Him at His word, why shouldn’t we expect to see the things that happened in Scripture happen in our time? Why wouldn’t we believe God can start and grow a movement like the church the same way He did in the book of Acts? What’s stopping us from asking God to transform entire communities, like the Brainerd Lakes Area? Why can’t we believe God will perform modern day miracles?
Most of the time, our biggest obstacle is us. Maybe we’ve stopped SEEING Jesus for who He is because of our own fears. Or, maybe we’re refusing to SEE what God wants to do through us because we fear that God’s reputation might be at stake. God’s reputation is fine. It’s our reputation that we fear taking a hit.
Fight the urge to maintain the status quo. Instead, do everything possible to advance the cause God placed in your heart. Stay focused on what could be, rather than trapped in a fear that keeps you blinded to what God created you to be about.
I am looking forward to what God has in store for us on Sunday as we allow Him once again to open our eyes so we can see His light as He leads us.