by: Hans Ostrem, Church Planter
When we pray and ask God to do BIG things, should we not expect Him to DO BIG things?
Recently, our core team hosted a large Christmas dinner, inviting Arab Muslims to attend and celebrate together. We had many RSVP but were slightly disappointed to have only 30 attend. Trying not to be discouraged we ate, laughed and fellow-shipped together. The message of God’s love was presented and heard, but we still left unsure of the evening’s success. We chose to think that perhaps, just perhaps, God was not going to do anything BIG. Two days after the event, we were blessed to find out that two Muslims ladies gave their hearts to Jesus and left Islam behind. They heard and believed because many asked God to move and DO BIG things.
Church planting and missions can be tough and discouraging, but if we trust Him (I mean REALLY trust Him), He will do BIG things in His timing.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13