Pray Big

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Ah Lord God! Behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee. – Jeremiah 32:17

Prayer makes real the possibility of great things happening in our lives. This is true only when we believe Him for great things. No doubt this is where we miss the mark in our prayer lives.

Often, difficult circumstances cause us to realize how powerless we really are in ourselves. Yet, because our understanding causes us to limit God, we throw up our hands and simply fail to pray. Why can’t we go back to where our Christian lives started to remind ourselves how great God really is?

What is the greatest miracle that we can experience? The greatest miracle is when God reaches us in our sinful state, forgives us, cleanses us and begins to help us become the people we never could have been on our own. II Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold all things are become new.” In light of the transformation that we have experienced, why should we allow ourselves to feel that anything is too big for God?

The truth is we could not save ourselves- He saved us. We cannot save other people- He can. We cannot heal spiritual, physical, mental or emotional sickness- He can. All the things that we are powerless to do are easy for Him.

Jesus said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.” It seems to me that our Savior wants us to believe for big things.

Look back at Jeremiah 32:17: “Lord God you made the heaven and the earth. There is nothing too hard for you.” Notice- nothing is too hard for God. Let us take the limits off of the prayers we pray. Let us believe for answers regarding big things. Let us pray big! 

Dave Snyder is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God – Cleveland, Tennessee. Before entering the ministry on a full-time basis, he was a school teacher. He also coached middle school basketball for eight years.

Dave and his wife, Sara, have two children  — Craig and Karen. They also have one ten year old granddaughter  — Breanna. 

Dave and Sara pastored in West Virginia for thirty-six years. Sara is now retired from the banking industry, and Dave is retired from pastoring. However, Dave currently serves as prison Chaplain for the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

Writing essays, articles, and devotionals is a real passion for Dave. He also enjoys playing musical instruments and singing.

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