HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD?
It was in the 1970’s. I was growing in the Lord but did not understand some principles. An insurance salesman challenged me one day when he told me that he and some other people had been praying for me in a prayer meeting. After praying a word came forth that I was trying to limit God. He proceeded to tell me this. I didn’t receive it very well. I thought I had a rather good understanding of God. In fact, it made me very angry.
After this salesman left our home, I went into my “prayer closet” and asked the Lord if I was limiting him, and I can’t say it was an audible voice that I heard, but I “heard” Him say, “yes, I was.”
Now, I loved the Lord with all of my heart, and I didn’t want to limit him in my life. I immediately started researching the principles I didn’t know about, and I found that my life drastically changed. I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and noticed that when I shared the gospel that people got saved. When I read the word, things seemed to come alive to me like they hadn’t previously. My God was bigger than ever in my life.
Many years have passed since that encounter. Perhaps 6-7 years ago I saw this man. It had been almost 40 years since he told me I was limiting God. I told him that he was right, and it changed my life. He wasn’t even going to church anymore, and was in a backslidden condition, but God used him years earlier.
How about you? Are you limiting God? How big is your God? Have you had your faith stretched to grow beyond where you are at? If we aren’t growing, then we are backsliding. There are always nuggets of wisdom in the Word of God that we can learn and use in our lives.
I would say to you what this gentleman said to me, “Don’t limit God.” Let your God be as big as possible, and you will never regret it!
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