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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Super-Size Your Prayers

These days, we have the ability to "super-size" many things in our life: from burgers to burritos, from lattes to fries. People love to super-size, don't they? But what about when it comes to our prayers?

This past Sunday, I had the exciting privilege of attending service at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas and Pastor Joel said something that really struck home. He said we need to pray God-sized prayers.

Now I know we all have dreams, desires and wishes we would love to come true. I also know that many of you are praying folk. Some of you are even great prayer warriors as they say in Christianese.

As a strong believer in the power of prayer, I have seen God do great things in my life in answer to prayer. A favorite verse my dad had memorized was James 5:16 which says that the fervent prayer of a righteous man has great results and it is so true.

"Oh, but I'm afraid to ask God for too much. He might think I'm greedy."

Really? Luke 11:11 says "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?" and John 16:14 promises us that when we ask in Jesus' name we will receive and our joy will be full. How's that for motivation?

My question for you today is how big are your prayers? Better yet, how big is your God? The more we understand how good God is and how much he loves each one of us, the more comfortable we will be asking for his blessings.

Today  I encourage you to super-size your prayers. I promise it will increase your faith and give God a chance to show you His great love!

Until next time, keep looking up!

Ariel