What you believe is what wins in your life!

what you believe is what wins

Ephesians 3:20 says, "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen"

You see, God wants to do great things in your life. He wants you to live a great life as God considers life great, not as the world considers, but God wants you to live a great life that is increasingly big for Him if you will let Him be the biggest thing in your life!

There is this bigness that happens when the name of Jesus is believed and let loose in life!  In that believer, life will be hard, you are not home yet. You are being led to heaven, and we will walk through a broken earth and we will hurt along the way. We will struggle and we will have to show courage and make hard decisions but we have an infinite God who's with us! 
 
Whose very name promises that He will save us and guide us and lead us home --His name is Jesus!
 
He will be bigger than our pain and bigger than our need! He will be bigger than our sorrow and our failures and our past. In fact, the scripture says whatever we could imagine and to dare to ask from God, that He is immeasurably able to do more than that!
 
Our problem is that 'our God' is too small --we have been reducing and belittling Jesus!

Matthew 13:58 says, "And He did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith." -That is the story of our generation. 
 
How much change is there in your life? I'm not asking you if you're perfect, I'm asking how much of the life of God is there in you?
 
How much growth and grace and increase of love and forgiveness for others is there in your life? 
 
I really believe with all of my heart that God has His greatness destined to be revealed in you. I don't want you to live a small, broken down life that makes other lives small and broken down around you because you missed the greatness of the love of God and the greatness of what God can do in and through your life! -Dr. Drew Shofner 

I Am the Bread of Life!

Bread


In John 6:35 Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."

Some of you may have said "I've tried trusting God in the past and it doesn't work!" Well, don't keep your distance, it's time to make a move! Do something of faith! Go hard after Jesus and if you'll reach after Him for life, you'll find Him!

You've been given a free will, you've been given a life, you're not beat down, your story is not hopeless -this isn't the end!

Refuse to make peace with passive, some of us are so passive and we're waiting for God to do something. God has already done something! He lived, He died on the cross, He rose again on the third day and since the moment you drew breath on planet earth, He's been reaching out toward you! You respond to what He's done!

Stuck is a choice! You don't have to stay stuck in your sadness, you don't have to stay stuck in your own version of hell! You have been offered the touch of Jesus, and the hand of God is reaching toward you. Yes, we're gonna live in a broken world, 'til the new world comes. Yes, life is gonna be a challenge and it's gonna be hard, but it doesn't have to be hopeless! It can be joyful, purposeful, it can be full of growth and love and it can be full of relationship and life!

Most of all it can be full of Jesus and all that He is can be ours and change our reality! Or you can stay stuck and addicted, or you can try just a little more pornography - another woman or another man. Hey how about some more stuff? That'll do it! Spend yourself a little deeper into debt, then you'll be happy - oh wait, the bill comes!

Don't stay stuck, take the initiative of faith to respond to what God has already done, do something creatively today toward God. So many of us have gotten into such a passive mode that we don't even know how to seek God anymore and I just want to tell you that you gotta use your imagination! Each one of the people in the stories of Matthew 9:18-34 imagined a different way that Jesus could touch them or how they could touch Jesus and that's what you need to do today!

You need to use the creative imagination that God gave you and you need to seek God! Get out of the rut you're in and the routine of religion and go hard after Jesus until His touch changes everything!

Jesus said, "I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me will never go hungry, whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." No matter how hard your life is or what you're longing for that you can't get, if you will go to Jesus, if you won't keep your distance, He promises to satisfy! -Dr. Drew Shofner

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