Living Large!

“Would you like that super-sized, up-sized, mega-sized, or king-sized?”  If you go to fast food restaurants, I’m sure you have heard this question in one form or the other.  We live in a society where, for many, a regular meal is not enough.  We want more!  We deserve more!  We need more!  More money, more time to ourselves, more things, larger meals, larger homes, larger cars, etc., etc., etc..

God tells us in Ecclesiastes that the eye is never satisfied with seeing.  “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income.”  (Ecclesiastes 5:10 NASB)

If left unchecked, the more we see, the more we want.  There seems to always be something just out of reach that we want, deserve, need, or just have to have.  We spend enormous amounts of energy and financial resources trying to find the biggest, best, fastest, nicest things we can find.  Or at least bigger, better, faster, and nicer than what those around us have.  It is so easy to get caught in this pursuit of things that we forget to pursue God.  Many times God gets the leftovers, if there are any, because we fail to plan ahead and give God from our first and our best.

I wonder what would happen if all Christians would pursue God with the intensity that we have in other areas of interest in our life.  Can you imagine seeking a super-sized Sunday School?  A mega-sized worship service?  A king-sized ministry of caring and missions?  An up-sized effort of outreach and evangelism?  It might sound something like this:  “Would it be possible to have more Bible study opportunities?”  . . . “I wish our worship service wouldn’t get over so quickly!” . . . “How can I help more people in our church, community, and world?”  . . . “Where could I best spend my time to impact lost people for Jesus?”

May you and I truly desire to live large by living large for Jesus!

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