SERMON RECAP Upgrade: There's More by Pastor CJ
"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." (Ephesians 3:14-21 NIV)
Have you ever had someone over promise and under deliver? It's probably not a rare occurrence is it? Everywhere we turn people, corporations, and commercials all spend their time over promising and yet most of them under deliver. This creates in us a certain skepticism towards anyone or anything that makes a living by "selling" something. But when it comes to our Heavenly Father, he is the one person that cannot possibly over promise. So when he inspires Paul to write "He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine" he isn't overselling! The question is, do we actually believe the Word of God? Do you and I believe that God actually wants to show up and show out in and through our lives? If so, if we really believe, then why don't we...
1. ...Pray more fervently
Some of us are praying small prayers because we serve a small God. Unfortunately, we settle for a diluted version of the God of the bible. You see, what you believe is directly connected to what you receive. In the same way, what you expect is what you experience.
2. ...Start dreaming bigger dreams?
If your dream for your life isn't intimidating to you it's probably insulting to God. Think about this for a second, the more we dream the more we pray. So let's dream dreams that keep us on our knees. Let's go after dreams that require divine intervention.
The most powerful you is empowered by God's love for you. This is just a glimpse of Pastor CJ's message, so make sure you find a few minutes to check out the entire sermon online at southlandcity.com!
Have a great week!