John chapter 14 records Jesus saying two things that are greater than Him. He said whoever believes in Him will do greater things than He did. He later said He was going back to the Father who was greater than He.
If you think about what Jesus did, it’s hard to imagine anything “greater.”
Our God is on our side and can do greater things than even what is recorded in His Word. Through Him, we have the power, no we have the authority to experience these greater things.
Challenge for today: what “greater” things are you believing for?
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Second Corinthian 4:8-9 reminds us that the early Christian church was “hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
How could they remain positive? They knew what they were fighting for! When you know your goal in life and are certain that you are taking the necessary steps to achieve that goal, YOU CAN REMAIN POSITIVE IN THE MIDST OF ANY TRIAL!
I challenge you today to think of ONE POSITIVE THING about your present situation and write it down so you keep it at the forefront of your thoughts.
When God was leading His people through their deserts (Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), He led them with a cloud by day and fire by night. Wouldn’t it have been easier for Him to just tell them where they were going? Maybe…but that’s not typically the way God works. He longs for a people that will trust Him and follow Him even when they don’t know all the details.
God does not always reveal the purpose for your journey nor your final destination. Do not let that convince you that you’re lost!
Psalm 3:2-4 records “Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain.”
Quote that over yourself today and remember to trust in God’s promise for you!
Romans 4:21 says of Abraham that he was “fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” I really like the verbiage there. I don’t think Abraham knew how God would come through on His promise, but Abraham knew He would come through somehow.
Think about that…to be fully persuaded means you have absolutely no doubt as to anything contrary. I’m not fully persuaded about anything that I have control over. (Even some of the things I am very confident about rarely happen as planned.)
…but God is different!
You can be fully persuaded when you put your plans in God’s hands! He will guide your direction and give you wisdom in each decision.