Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
We need a big, mighty God in a mighty big way,
A God with the power that the waters obey;
You know that we are mighty small,
And we sure need You to save the day;
We need a big, mighty God in a mighty big way!
~ sung by Mike Lefevre Quartet
(Words and music: Sue Smith, Lee Black, and Kenna West)
Ever felt like this? There are situations in each of our lives that need a big, mighty God. Times when nothing will change without a big, mighty God's intervention.
The Apostle Paul felt the call to minister in Rome. For the sake of the Gospel, it was crucial to influence this mighty metropolis with the Gospel message. Imagine the widespread influence of the Roman soldiers who were stationed as far away as Britain, Africa, and the Persian Gulf! Maybe Paul imagined himself preaching in a hippodrome or a synagogue. Next thing he knew, he was in chains! In fact, he was chained to a different Roman soldier every four hours. As it turned out, he was able to speak to hundreds of soldiers, one-on-one, in a two-year period of confinement! It wasn't the way he'd imagined, but God still answered his prayer, and he was content (Philippians 4:11), because he believed God (Isaiah 43:10-19).
Maybe your life has not turned out the way you planned. Perhaps you're discouraged and discontented. Though you know in your head that God is good, in your heart you're questioning His goodness to YOU. Will you choose to believe His Promises? Will you trust that God is still working? Will you believe your big, mighty God today? He's the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He has not changed, and He never will!
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