Do you remember when you were a child, looking at a freshly baked cake, and as it was being sliced for your family, asking for the big piece?
Being OCB (similar to OCD, but instead of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, I see it as Obsessive-Compulsive Blessing... God made me this way), I was and still am able to determine the largest piece with a quick glance. (But I should limit my cake consumption... Another Blog post.)
When it comes to life, I believe that God wants us to ask Big: More of his Blessing, more of His Ministry, more of His Power, more of His Presence.
I don't believe that the Christian life should be comfortable, sufficient, and mediocre. I don't believe that we are destined to just get by.
Rather, I believe that God wants His children to dream Big, ask Big, expect Big, believe Big, and live Big.
• Jabez, who asked God for a bigger border and to be blessed indeed (I Chronicles 4:10)
• Hezekiah, who asked God to extend his life (II Kings 20:1-11)
• Aksah, who asked her father not only for land, but for springs to water it (Judges 1:13-15)
• Caleb, who in his old age asked for mountainous country filled with God's enemies so he could drive them out (Joshua 14:10-12)
• Elisha, who asked for a double-portion of God's Spirit (II Kings 2:9)
What do all of these people have in common? They dreamed Big, they asked Big, they expected Big, they believed Big, and they lived Big.
Dream Big, ask Big, believe Big... Lead Well!