James Corbett was a one-time bank teller who became a world champion heavyweight boxer. One day while strolling through the woods, he came upon a man fishing for trout. Intrigued, he paused to watch him.
Eventually, the fisherman pulled out a huge trout, examined it carefully, and threw it back into the stream. After a short time, he caught another large trout, measured it, and then threw it back into the stream as he had with the first one. Eventually, he caught a trout half the size of the first two and kept it. Intrigued, Corbett asked, “Why did you throw the two large trout back into the stream and keep the small one?”
“Small frying pan,” said the fisherman casting his line back into the stream.
Our vision keeps us in bondage. If we have small goals about what we want to achieve for God, then we will be satisfied with small gains. If we engage in little battles for God, we will be content with small victories. If we attempt nothing for God, that will be our reward.
If, on the other hand, we look to God for ideas that are worthy of Him, He will give them to us. And, not only will He give us ideas that are worthy of Him, but with them His inspiration and confirmation, His power and strength, His wisdom and insight to accomplish them. Then, we can do all things through Him if we do all things for Him. “By His mighty power,” Paul said, “He can accomplish more than we can ask or hope.” With God, all things are possible!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, it is evident that You want us to do great things for You. Give us an unlimited view of what we can do for You, and empower us to do great things for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20