Are you ready to open your imagination to the possibility that God has a vision for your life that is greater ?
We all have honest moments when we re gripped by a desire to feel that what we re doing matters more. That who we are matters more.Read more...
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Are you ready to open your imagination to the possibility that God has a vision for your life that is greater?
We all have honest moments when we re gripped by a desire to feel that what we re doing matters more. That who we are matters more.
And according to one of the most shocking verses in the Bible, Jesus wants the very same thing for every one of us:
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. -John 14:12
That single promise even greater things than these should be enough to shatter our acceptance of spiritual mediocrity. Unfortunately, most believers have only tried and given up on vague notions of greatness then settled into a life that s just good enough.
Good enough = Baseline living that is marked by mediocrity, stuck in spiritual survival mode, and controlled by complacency.
Greatness = Vague, unrealistic aspirations of doing better that don t work in real life and lead to endless frustration.
But there is a third way.
Greater = The life-altering understanding that God is ready to accomplish a greatness in your life that is entirely out of human reach beyond anything you see in yourself on your best day, but exactly what God has seen in you all along.
In Greater, Pastor Steven Furtick draws on the biblical story of Elisha to empower you to:
Take a God-given dream from idea to reality
Stretch your limited resources and abilities in ways you never thought possible
Replace the images of yourself that keep you feeling stuck in the past
Make a significant impact with your life starting today, rather than making endless plans for tomorrow that you never get around to
If you re tired of being ordinary, it s time to dream bigger. If you re feeling overwhelmed about where to begin, it s time to start smaller. It s time to ignite God s Greater vision for your life.
- ISBN-13: 9781601423252
- ISBN-10: 160142325X
- Publisher: Multnomah Pub
- Publish Date: September 2012
- Page Count: 208
- Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.25 x 8.25 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.66 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-07-09
- Reviewer: Staff
The death of Apple founder Steve Jobs prompted megachurch pastor and author Furtick (Sun Stand Still) to read a saying of Jesus Christ about doing great things. Jesus claimed ambitiously that disciples will not only do things they see him do but “will do greater things.” Furtick weaves stories of his own life with that of the prophet Elisha, the lesser known successor of Elijah. The spiritual fodder that Furtick squeezes from his story and that of Elisha is impressive. Furtick is self-deprecating and unguarded as he relates stories of his “lesser loser life” and shows how to move from “good enough” or even “greatness” to “greater,” which is a way of living that exceeds human effort through the power of God. Like many sermons turned book chapters, the book is full of personal and Bible stories, but seems patched together. Still, Furtick’s laugh-out-loud turn of phrase, enthusiasm, and faith pops even in print. A chapter-by-chapter discussion guide with questions for church groups or individual study and a short piece of advice on how to start small round out the book. (Sept.)