Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 3, 2016
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” Luke 18:27
God-sized goals are meant to challenge our thinking and further our faith. These Holy Spirit-inspired big ideas are crafted by our Creator to spur us on to good works and transformational living. God-sized goals make us uncomfortable at times. They are not guaranteed to happen, but they position us to pray more and believe in God better.
It is through prayerful planning and implementation that gigantic goals move from mere possibility to a surer probability. Huge objectives are a hedge against mediocrity and a prod toward perfection. God-sized goals are given to govern your thinking and determine your time, so you are intentional and focused on His big picture. Otherwise, you can drift without a rudder of reality, destined for disappointment.
Best of all, God-sized goals get you to God. It is prayer and planning with significant progress that move you from the realm of possibility to the place of probability. In most cases, it is one man or woman’s passion and focus that prove catalytic in the creation and execution of the goals. The leader looks failure in the eye and extinguishes it by faith, wisdom, and hard work, all wrapped around a skilled and unified team.
Christ-centered possibilities far outweigh man-centered probabilities. Perhaps you need to get away in solitude for several days, asking your Savior to sear your soul with His goals. Think outside the box of small belief, for the Lord is unlimited in His abilities and resources. God-sized goals arrest your attention, adjust your attitude, and accelerate your actions.
So, prayerfully set great goals, and He will grow your character in the process, while influencing others for His glory. Trust Him to teach you the way, to show you with eyes of faith way beyond the bounds of your experience, for His plan will prevail.
The Bible says, “I know you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, lead me into Your goals for my life this year. I trust You implicitly.
Application: What goal is God giving me that needs to be accepted in faith, requiring hard work towards its accomplishment?
Related Readings: Genesis 18:14; Jeremiah 32:17; Matthew 19:26; Ephesians 1:19–20
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Today’s reading is taken from Seeking Daily the Heart of God, v.2
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