Let us not forget that God is limitless. In His ability to see the bigger picture we have to rely on what He sees and says for our future in Him.
I believe in order to see what He sees that we need a larger revelation of who God is.
In our own lives has God become too small?
If we believe that God needs to become bigger than we have to realize that we cannot be self-sufficient! We cannot even be self-conscious if God is to become bigger in our lives!
We can become so familiar with our circumstances, finances and or situations that we can develop a self-sufficient lifestyle!
If God is to become bigger than we cannot be self-reliant.
Someone said, “if God be your partner, make your plans large”.
We didn’t chose to be located geographically where we are. Acts 17:26 says that God has determined the time and place where we should live. If that is the truth, and I believe it is because the word of God says it is, then God has planned where we live for you and I to carry out His plan.
If God placed us here than we have to say, “God I am partnering with you to carry out Your plan”.
His plan is always larger than our own plan!
We read in 1 Chronicles 4:9 – 10 that Jabez caught a revelation of God’s plan. Not that his name be changed but that he be blessed and his territory would be enlarged.
I know there is a lot of preaching about being blessed in regards to this text, however, this isn’t about consumerism or me being blessed. I believe it has a lot to do with God enlarging our territory, personally and jointly as the church.
I believe God wants to work in us and with us so we can go from where we are and have God work through us.
The kingdom is about:
God wants to “INCREASE” our…
He is continually enlarging us for our future!!
…FORGIVENESS …walking in It & walking it out!!
Why we do what we do?
We have to learn to live with distractions without becoming distracted!!
All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
3)”CLARITY” – Vision
Vision gives us..
• PRIORITY (road map)
Proverbs 29:18..Where there is no vision the people perish
NIV…Where there is no revelation the people cast of restraint
MSG…When people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves but when they attend to what He REVEALS they are most blessed
…Individuals will perish.
…Communities will perish.
…Churches will perish.
…Societies will perish.
…Lost souls will perish.
…The sick & the elderly will perish.
…The incarcerated will perish.
…We as a people will surely perish.
John Maxwell defines vision in a 3-fold manner;
The ABILTY to…
* – We Need Vision to Lead Us into Divine Purpose.
…Pray for His vision.
…Pursue His vision.
…Ponder His vision.
* – We Need Vision to Empower Our Inward Man.
The logos & the rhema word.
The logos is the revealed word of God.
The rhema is the spoken word of God.
The rhema word is the Holy Spirit quickening the logos & transferring it into our hearts.
The lifeline of vision is God’s word.
…Search the scripture,Sift through the scriptures.Share the scriptures.
* – We Need Vision to Keep Us Connected to Each Other.
Vision will place the church on one accord.
* – We Need Vision as a Trampoline for Change.
Vision will catapult us beyond the blockades of life.
…Evaluate our present condition.
…Enforce the need for change.
…Energize our efforts.
* – We Need to Know What Our Vision Encompasses.
We must have a vision of God’s liberating power alive in our church.
Don’t let DETAILS determine/DESTROY dream!!