SUNDAY 11TH NOV., 2018
WORD FOCUS: BIGGER ON THE INSIDE
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 16:9 “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries….”
To God, everything – every normal situation, every simple life, every dull day – can open up into something bigger, if only we’ll ask Him for it. If Jesus could turn water into wine, could feed five thousand people with a boy’s lunch, what can He do through you? The question is, what do you see?
Isaiah 6 tells the story of what Isaiah saw when he went into the Temple, God’s on-earth house in Old Testament times. It looked like a nice, curtained-off room from the outside, but when he entered, he walked right into the very Throne Room of the living God. Like the TARDIS it was bigger on the inside (we’ll stop the comparisons there…) Flipping huge. Filled with the authority and might of God. When he left the presence of God he was changed – it renewed his strength and let him ‘soar on wings like eagles’ (Isaiah 40.31). He too became bigger on the inside.
God takes what looks normal and opens up its potential. Your school lunch club. Your dawdling morning prayer time. Paul the apostle’s cruise round the Mediterranean. Everything offers up the chance to meet with God and His desire to move on earth – the question is, how do you see it?
Like metal detecting for treasure under what looks like a muddy field, something truly precious lies just under the surface of your life…
MEDITATION: ACTS 14:27
STUDY THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
PHM; JER. 19&20; PS. 128
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