As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55: 9 (NIV)
Song: Oceans – Hillside
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Today as I was reading in my book “The Circle Maker” I started to be able to put some Umph…. into my prayers for some of the really, big and scary dreams that I have. These are dreams that I believe God has called me to, that seem impossible and that scare me half to death! So, the following is my summary of chapter Seven in the book. (Batterson, 2016)
If you’ve never had a dream that seems impossible, that scares you half to death, that overwhelms you, then your God is too small.
- W. Tozer believed that a low view of God is the cause of a hundred lesser evils, but a high view of God is the solution to ten thousand temporal problems.
Therefore, our biggest problem is our small view of God and our solution is to have a high view of God!
The size of our prayers depends on the size of our God. And if God knows no limits, then neither should our prayers.
With God it is never an issue of, can He? It’s only a question of, will He?
Let’s look at today’s verse:
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Without going into all the math – this is saying that your best thought, on your best day, falls 15.5 billion light years short of how great and how good God really is.
Have you ever felt like your dream was too big for you? Just remember, God doesn’t call the qualified; God qualifies the called. If God has called you; your qualified.
Heavenly Father, thank you for big dreams, thank you that you have called us to do more than our little selves could ever, ever imagine! We pray that You would equip us to be able to pray even bigger prayers, dream even bigger dreams and to move confidently in Your power and for Your glory. Amen