“Then Elisha said, “hear the word of the Lord. Thus says
the Lord: Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour
shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a
shekel, at the gate of Samaria.
So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered
the man of God and said, “Look, if the Lord would make
windows in heaven, could this thing be?
And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but
you shall not eat of it.”
2 Kings 7:1, 2
Elisha spoke these words when Samaria was under seige by
Benhadad of Syria. There was no sign of rescue on the
horizon. They were trapped. But the man of God had a
word from the Lord. In the most impossible of
circumstances the Lord told them they would be set free!
We know God is the God who does big things but do we know
what that looks like in our lives?
It’s okay if we don’t see how that unravels in our lives. For too
long we have tried to envision what big looks like but it’s
impossible. We have calculated and made assumptions but we
have come up short.
Like Isaiah rightly states,
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways
My ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways
higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts. “
Isaiah 55: 8, 9
I have come to an understanding that I will never comprehend
what “big” and “great” really are but it’s okay. God has called
me to trust Him. I must understand we are not on the same
playing field. The things He does are so much greater than I
can ever imagine but that is why He is God!
That is why I worship Him and praise Him.
My goal in this post is to make you understand that
you will never get to a place where you understand what
“big” or “great things” mean. We hinder our progress when
we try to quantify what “big” is. We try and reason it out
in our minds which is a mistake. God is big and that’s that!
Let me explain where all this came from. I am trusting
God to go to Israel this year but things haven’t really
worked out for me financially. My back is against the
wall so to speak. I tried thinking about how I would
raise the money I needed but nothing came to mind. How
on earth could God make it possible for me to go but that’s where
I have made the mistake. I believe I am supposed to go
to Israel but my job is not to figure out the how.
My job is to trust. As I trust in the Lord He will come through
for me. If there is something I need to be doing He will reveal that.
But my job is never to figure out the “how”.
It’s to have faith and step out!
Yes, I don’t have the money but God will make a way.
In fact there are so many places I want to travel to and so
many things I want to do that are beyond what I am getting
paid but my paycheck is not my source, God is! He
will make a way if I trust Him. I can’t rely on my own
understanding. I can’t rely on my definition of what “big”
is…….. I don’t know what the true
defintion of “big” is, so I need to stop pretending I know.
My definition is limiting what God can do because my
understanding is incomplete and will always be…..!
The officer didn’t partake of God’s deliverance because
he didn’t think God was big enough. His understanding of God
hindered him from experiencing God’s power!
My understanding of “big” has been compromised by so many
things. One of those things is flesh. I am human, I am not perfect!
The world is constantly trying to get me to stop trusting in God.
It wants me to trust in other things besides God. I am being
conditioned to see first before believing. Aren’t we all?
I am conditioned to trust in my own strength. I am my own
answer I am taught but is that true? Is that what God says?
The government want me to put my trust in them. The world
has rejected God totally! And that’s the fight I find myself in. Do I
go against the norm and trust God?
In sickness, do I trust for healing? yes
When I have fallen, do I believe God will pick me up? yes
When the world writes me off as a nobody do I trust God
to do something great with my life? yes
I need to stop relying on my own understanding.
“You shall eat, not one day, nor five days, nor ten days, nor
twenty days, but for a whole month, until it comes out of your
nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you despised
the Lord who is among you, and have wept before Him, saying,
“Why did we ever come out of Egypt?
And Moses said, The people whom I am among are six hundred
thousand men on foot; yet You have said, I will give them meat,
that they may eat for a whole month.
Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to provide enough
for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for
them, to provide enough for them?
And the Lord said to Moses, “Has the Lord’s arm been shortened?
Now you shall see whether what I say will happen to you or not.”
Moses struggled to grasp how big God was and is. Moses had
seen God do some pretty incredible things. One would think he
would know how big God was. But according to the scripture I just
shared even his perception of “big” was still small. He couldn’t
comprehend the great things God could do and God understood.
He didn’t stike Moses down because he didn’t believe. He told
him to watch and see!
So to conclude, what am I saying?
We must understand that God is big but also understand we
don’t know what that really means and that’s okay.
We must be content in the fact that God is big!
So if you are trusting God for something big, outrageous, and
out of this world don’t give up because that thing is small to God!
He has bigger things in store for you and you don’t have to
exhaust yourself trying to comprehend how!!!.
Don’t let your paycheck determine what you can have.
You don’t have to let the economy determine how big you can
dream because the God we serve is crazy big!!!
And finally I would like to ask for your help. I want to go to
Israel so any kind of donations would help. If you feel comeplled
to give something towards my trip please email me and I will tell
you how to go about it. I believe God
will make a way for me to go as I step out in faith. He is really
really really big!
Here is my email,
Don’t let anyone or anything tell you what you can or can’t
have. God created the heavens and the earth and He is your
Father. He wants to bless you. Pursue what God has put in your
heart wholeheartedly! Trust Him to provide what you need.
He has great things in store for you. Amen!! 🙂
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