Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pray Big

Pray many of you have ever heard that? Maybe I hear it more since we are in the ministry, but this concept is something that I have been struggling with. I have faith in God, I know he is capable of great, awesome, miraculous things, but am I?

I first heard of praying BIG when Eric preached about it some time ago, and then I listened to Andy Stanley preach on it too. You will have to listen to Andy Stanley talk about praying, it is pretty hilarious. And I believe everything that my husband preached about and Andy Stanley, but I still felt/feel not trusting enough.

I am a very scheduled, routined person. I basically do the same thing everyday at the same time, I am comfortable. Praying Big=probably not being comfortable. I will more then likely be called out of my comfort zone, and I will probably not like it.

Sometimes I think why pray BIG, I have what I want right now. That is selfish, I know, and I am sad to admit that, but remember I took a vow of honesty, and sincerity on here. You get the good with the bad.

I think when it comes right down to it I am scared. I am scared that I am not going to come through for God. What if he gives me something really BIG to do, and I can not follow through. What if I pray for something really "BIG" and I feel let down. Because it doesn't turn out the way I think it should, or it does not meet my human standards. Praying BIG is really scary.

On the other hand, praying BIG is exciting. Think of the possibilities God could do and people he could use. How things would grow and how you would never be the same. If God answered a BIG prayer, you would probably keep praying BIGGER.

So when it comes right down to it, I am starting to think BIG, pray BIG, and live BIG. I know God will do awesome things through BIG and small prayers. But I do not ever want to be accused of underestimating my God, and what He can do.

So what are you praying BIG for?


Kristin said...

You know, I can look back on my life and I don't think there was ever anything that I prayed for that wasn't answered. The only thing that didn't turn out the way I would've liked was my Mom dying. But, I think before my renewed faith, I prayed but I'm not sure I really believed it. I think that nothing had ever really happened where I needed prayer to simply get through the day, before then. Something big happened when I realized that prayer can change everything! It is an awesome thing!

Unknown said...

I need to get better at praying. I don't do it as often as I should because I let my 'busy life' get in the way. (Can God create a few more hours in the day for me?)

Tina said...

Love this post!