Living Large

“Thank you! Everything in me says ‘Thank you!’ …Thank you for your love, thank you for your faithfulness; Most holy is your name, most holy is your Word. The moment I called out, you stepped in; you made my life large with strength.” Psalm 138:1-3 MSG

‬‬The true secret of “living large” isn’t about outside income, it is about inside strength.

The strength that is accessed through spontaneous worship- the ability to see and recognize what God has given you and what He is doing.

The strength that comes from the truth of God’s Word impacting and changing your life.

The strength that comes from gratitude.

Gratitude changes your perspective to see the abundance you have instead of focusing on what you lack. It opens your eyes to see the possibilities instead of the problems. 

Where worry constricts your heart, thanks-giving worship expands it.

The moment you cry out to God in weakness, He meets you with His strength.

Call out to Jesus right now and let Him fill you with thanksgiving, worship and divine strength to be who He has created you to be today. 

Ask Big

I recorded the Opening Ceremonies in London watched it with Bobby after we got home from a “real” date (which means just the two of us). We went to dinner, talked, ate and looked at each others faces for a while. We have been so busy this summer and it felt really good to reconnect. We came home and pushed play on the “telly” (the DVR) . Then we sat back to watch the story of the host country unfold on the grand stage of the arena with all the world watching.

I love to watch these massive productions come to life. I love the imagination it takes to come up with such a huge story and the kind of vision it takes to bring it to life. How do you begin to imagine such a production? You start with a clean slate and take off the limits of time, money and space. Then you dream big and ask big.

Like the question:
What would you do if you it were impossible to fail?”

When you take away the fear of failure from the equation, you allow yourself to tap into a place of the fearless creativity hidden deep in your soul. You let yourself dream without limits. You will discover that the elusive answer of what you “really want to do” has been right there all along just waiting for you.

Ask yourself today:
What would I do if it was impossible to fail?

What should you do with the answer?

You should go for it.
You should do it afraid.
You should start doing it today and don’t let one more day pass.

God has good things stored up for you like a great treasure warehouse of wisdom, kindness, faith, joy, faithfulness and peace. He will throw open wide the doors of it, if you but ask. When you figure out what you need, go to Him and ask big.

You will never know your potential or the potential of what God can do through you until you ask.

“How abundant are the good things
that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all,
on those who take refuge in you.”

(Psalm 31:19 NIV)

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Performers gesture towards the Olympic rings as they are elevated from the stadium floor during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Source: The Daily Telegraph