Isaiah 54:2 ‘Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think Big!’
On Sunday we looked at this passage from Isaiah and we looked at how it motivated a young man (William Carey) over two hundred years ago to step out for God, and in doing so he brought the light and the life and the love of Jesus to countless thousands, and his legacy of going and loving continues.
He believed in a Big God, a God who would equip him to do what others said he couldn’t. He accomplished far more than he could have imagined.
This God who said Make your tents big, is a God who is looking for his people to go into the world and share his good news. We’re not to hold it to ourselves. He is also the God who when he says go, will equip us with what we need to see the tent grow. He is a God who is faithful to his word and true to his promises.
William Carey looked at these verses in Isaiah and he knew that his God would go with him. These verses enabled him to expect great things from God and to attempt great things for God.
He went where it was uncomfortable. He went where there was a cost and obstacles. He went because he believed this is what God called him to do.
He attempted great things for God, because he expected great things from God.
Today what is God calling you to do? What has he equipped you to do? Have you asked him? Are you ready to serve him? How will you serve him? Do you know what gifts he has given you? Because he has gifted you.
God calls us to go into the world and make disciples. Are you praying asking God who he wants you to speak to? Ask him for an opportunity to share what God has done for you this week.
Lets spread the tent of ABC
You can serve God. You pray, you can give, you can go.
Next Sunday we will be doing our collection for Self Denial. Please bring along your waka and your monetary gifts.
God loves us and he wants us to tell others of his love.
Have a great week – have big expectations and share what God has done.