We hear a lot of talk about living a large; most people like the idea and don’t want to feel like they live small. However, that is the reality for so many: feeling small, the result of which is thinking and living in a small way.
We are created in the image of God who is certainly large. No one was created to be small and insignificant.
“Make your tent bigger. Spread out the curtains of your home, and do not hold back.
Make your ropes longer and your tie-downs stronger.” Isaiah 54:2 (NLV)
So many of the prophecies, given to God’s people are about lifting their eyes and their thinking, choosing to live the way they had been created to live and stepping out and taking the opportunities that God had put in front of them.
So often our experience of growth can be that we grow and then hit a wall, a limit or a lid, finding ourselves stuck, or even retreating.
In a New Era, in which we want to live expansively, let’s focus on our ropes and tie downs. We need ropes that are long enough to allow for expansion; that means releasing control and living with some margin.
Stronger ties downs, to me, is all about our security: knowing who we are in Christ.
Paul talks about our roots being in Christ:
“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7
See you in one of our services this weekend! Let’s keep praying for God to move powerfully; let’s pray that lot’s of people turn up this weekend and we see multiple salvations!