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Live a Life Greater than You

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Life a Life Greater than You - flowingfaith.comWhat’s your life story? Are you happy with how you’re life is going? All our life stories are different and all our stories have chapters that are lighter than others. But are you generally happy how your life has turned out? Have you achieved what you’ve set out to achieve? Reasonably well, I believe. Yet, too often we overlook something when we plan out our lives. There is a way to live a life greater than you. It might not be what you think. Trying harder is not the way to go. But dreaming bigger gets us closer. Because the answer is letting the Holy Spirit live big through us.

Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us. (Eph. 3:20, AMP,*)

Nothing is impossible with God

I often talk about how we can’t-do things but God can. We all have different kinds of limitations but nothing is impossible for God. That’s also true as we plan out our lives. It’d be great to be extraordinarily gifted and accomplish great things. But for most of us, that’s not even remotely possible (and it doesn’t have to be either, small is beautiful and all of our lives matter). All this change when we surrender to God.

Live a life greater than you

When you live in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, you have a capacity to accomplish things that are beyond normal. By the grace of God, you can live a life greater than you. When the Holy Spirit lives and moves in us, we can do superabundantly more than we could imagine in our dreams.

Do put this in practice. Don’t be satisfied with a life lived with your own strength. Ask God to show his big plans for you. And then trust him to do it through you and with you. You will not regret it. I conclude with the words of Dwight L. Moody “Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can.”

Gracious God,
Forgive us for forgetting you
and trying to manage on our own.
I surrender to you,
fill me with your Holy Spirit.
Have my life, Lord,
you can do more with it than I can.
Show me your plan for my life
and make it happen.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Do you let God make your life greater than you?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you let God make your life greater than you!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Photo by Raj Eiamworakul on Unsplash. Linking up today with Dance with JesusFive-minute Friday.

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  • So true, sometimes it’s extremely difficult and nearly impossible to give up ourselves. I love that God can redeem us so graciously!

    I’m behind you again today at FMF…this is becoming a habit, hahaha.

    • Fun to see you, Christy! We must have same kind of writing schedules! Yes, thank God for all he is doing! Blessings to you!

  • Great truths here. We cannot live greatly without the power of the Holy Spirit. I join you in your prayer.

  • jennifer smith

    Live a life greater than you – I love that! And that is my prayer. What a blessing to go through this life with a God who offers unmeasurable possibilities!!