Summary: Think about this...who determined the size of the miracle? Who decided how much food was there that day? Did the miracle happen in Jesus hands, or in the hands of the disciples and the people?
Now That...is "Crazy Generous!"
Has anyone noticed, or maybe it's just me lately..but it's seems like everywhere
You eat at..at least the fast food establishments.
They all ask the same question..Do you want to make that a large?
Do you want to make that a Biggie..
They all have there own name for it!
You know..let me supersize that, with a bigger..
more generous..helping of what you're wanting today?
We are a Blessed People, living in a Blessed Nation!
All for the asking we can have as much or as little we want to have!
We get to decide, we are the deciders!
Lean over and tell your neighbor..I am a decider!
The logical response when asked, would be..to get all the value possible!
Yes I would like more please!
If we are that way in the natural, then doesn't it make you wonder..
why aren't we that way when it comes to the things that God has to offer us..
in the supernatural..in the spiritual realm!
I know you have probably seen the Vonage commercials...
You know..the ones that say, that's crazy generous!
But really, if you think about it, That's what God is all about..
He says, with those needs, wants, dreams and desires you have..
Would you like for me to "Super Size" those for you today...
Do you know...it's just as easy for Him
To bless you a lot..as it is to bless you a little.
In fact, it's probably easier to..because you see, a lot requires no measurement..it's just like a big heaping shovel full!
Or it's like a dump truck running over...the driver says..does it matter where we dump it...
nope, they said they would take all we could deliver..just keep dumping it everywhere! Amen? Amen!
However, a little..takes a little more precise measurement...
you know similar to baking needs..let's say, now be sure to only add 2/3 of a cup of flour..or it will be to much...measure twice, add once!
We're the ones who decide..our words have enormous power! Amen?
Illus..In 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin picked the number one followed by 100 zeroes while they were still graduate students at Stanford University. That number in mathematical terms is called a googol, and that became the name of their new enterprise. Today, Google operates the largest search engine in the world with internet users performing hundreds of millions searches a day.
Jim Reese, chief operations engineer of Google, says this about Brin and Page: "It takes a lot of confidence and courage to go ahead and do that [i.e., to be that big]. It's rare to find people who think on such a grand scale and are able to create a great product at the same time." (FreshMinistry.org, 11-5-02)
Google's founders were dreamers, and that's what it takes to accomplish great things. It takes a great dream to do great things, and that's true not only in business but also in the ministry to which God has called us, to be a part of!
And just so you know, anyone who can lift up the name of Jesus..has a ministry!
Ephesians 3:20 NKJ
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly (just so you know..that's more than a googol) above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
20-21 God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Glory to God in the church!
Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!
Most people only ask for, what they think they can do and accomplish for themselves, if it came right down to it!
That way, they think that they will never be let down or disappointed..
Did it say, that you could do anything?
No, it's the Holy Spirit, the power of God, working within us!
If it's not up to us..to make things happen in the first place,
Then why would you base your request on your ability?
When we set out to do things in life..they should be based
on Gods ability, not ours.
We will never experience the miraculous in our lives, if we only hold ourselves to our own standards of what we are capable of...no matter how much effort we give!
On the surface, things never look simple to us...
But the question I ask this morning..
who's eyes are we looking through, when we make that observation?
Clearly, there not Gods eyes..cause if they were,
we would only see the (googol) possibilities available to us...
instead of all the impossibilities! Amen? Amen!