Thursday, April 19, 2012

This Generation

"Generation after generation stands in awe of your work; each one tells stories of your mighty acts."
                                                                                                                              -Psalm 145:4

This week God has been putting prayers for this generation and the next generation on my heart. I've heard of so many stories and seen so much destruction and sadness occur this week.  I have heard what could happen, but will not happen! Last night I listened to a podcast by Pastor Jabin Chavez encouraging us in this generation to dream big. Like really big!!!! Why do we think that there's no hope for this generation, when there really is?!

Isaiah 7:11 says "Ask for a sign from your God. Ask anything. Be extravagant. Ask for the moon!"
 Listen to God. He says that we can ask for anything- even the moon. If you need to right now ask him to take over your schools, your homes, your families, your realationships, your friendships. When God takes over- the product is stunning! I mean seriously- if our God created this earth- what more do you think he can do for you?

See what God has already done in your life? And He wants to do even more. He wants you to dream way out of your comfort zone. If you need a car, or a house, or a job, or even a friend- ask him for that and more. Nothing is too small for God. Ever. And I know I've already said this but; if you think you're too big for God then you become your own God, and that's a very scary place to be in.  

Jeremiah 29:11 says "I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for."

God has not abandoned us. He wants our futures to be bright and He wants us to help show others his love so their futures can be changed too. It all starts with love. It all started with love, and it will end in love. Our God is a God who loves- "our God is love" (1 John 4:8.) Starting at simply loving God and loving people is probably the best step you can take in changing your own life and the lives of other people.

I want to end this short note on this; I highly encourage you to start praying for this generation- that we may be changed into people who seek the Lord's face. If you have already been praying- high five for you, things are already changing because of your faith, way to be a leader! God bless you all. :)

                                                                                                                                -Sharhaiah :)