Bill Bright often said, “There is nothing too big for us to attempt for the glory of God. If our hearts and motives are pure, if what we do is according to the Word of God, He hears and is able to do more than we ask or even think!”
Do you agree? Sitting in your home, confined and isolated because of a pandemic, are you believing God for big things?
Allow me a moment of transparency—I believe God for big things, but lately I’m having a bit of a challenge moving it from my head to my heart. We were to be on the road speaking and training people how to make GOD the issue. We’ve been building up to this moment for years. America needs this message now more than ever. And yet here we sit. Speaking engagements postponed and the country shut down. It “feels” like the big things fizzled out. But did they? Maybe I’m missing the “big” things God is doing because I’m focused on the wrong big things.
I made a list of what God is doing in my life as a result of the pandemic. Most of them revolve around my heart and my trust in Him. Hmmm, not small things.
Then it hit me. I don’t want to just survive this pandemic isolation, I want to thrive in it.
Read Bill’s quote again. He said, “if our hearts and motives are pure.” What does purity of heart and motive mean? Bill said it is the heart that does not harbor unconfessed sin and is surrendered to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
We, as God’s people, have an incredible opportunity before us. Most of us suddenly find ourselves with time. What we do with that time may very well may set the course for our future. Will we use the time to draw close to God, hear His voice, confess our sin and surrender to the guiding power of the Holy Spirit? If we do, we could very well emerge from our homes in a month or so and experience the beginning of a new Great Awakening.
Could it be that simple? Yes. And what an incredibly big thing that would be!
Your view of God really matters…
God is either who He says He is or He is not--pandemic or no pandemic. He is either faithful or He is not. He is either Holy or He’s not. He’s either perfectly loving, always with you, in control or He’s not… there is no in between. Don’t waste this incredible opportunity to draw close to God and experience His work in you and through you.
Don’t just survive dear friends. Join me in praying that God will do something BIG. That He will enable us to thrive. I’m excited to see what happens when we emerge!
“Let your mind race. Let your prayers be without limit. Yet, whatever you believe, whatever you think, whatever you pray for—God’s power is infinitely beyond it all.” Bill Bright
Read God’s Word Today…
Psalm 32:5 “Finally, I confessed all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, ‘I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.’ And You forgave me! All my guilt is gone.”
2 Peter 1:3 “By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence.”
Ephesians 1:16-19 NLT “I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called—His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him.”
GOD, because You are God and I am not, I will confess my sins and surrender my life completely to You.
By Kathy Bright
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