Today's sermon was on the limits we place on God...
The three mentioned limits were:
1. We think God is out to get us.
2. Believing that "this is all there is."
3. Putting God in a religious box.
The point that really hit me within the sermon is #2.
I find myself believing that lie! I reach a certain point, however FABULOUS it might be and think, I have made it to where I am supposed to be. The beauty of the life He has given us is that when we grow and stretch into who He is designing us to be, there is somehow ALWAYS more room to grow!
No matter how much I learn and THINK I know, there is always something else that He teaches me. I LOVE IT, after the stretching and painful parts!
While I am being stretched and going through the fire to get to the other side, I am not always happy!
My prayer today is that I would always remain JOYFUL, and remember Who I belong to and Who I represent. I pray that I don't miss out on something because I am too proud to stretch myself, too selfish to reach out to someone in need, too self consumed to see a need, or too prideful to admit my mistakes and learn from them...I pray that I don't miss out on opportunities He sets before me...because what He has to offer is more than I can imagine!
"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 the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."