S1E13 | Dreams, Desires, and Asking Big Things of God

Season 1 | Episode 13
40m | Jun 18, 2021

St. Teresa of Avila once said, "You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him." God delights in us and desires for all of us to dream big and dream with Him. But as we get older, sometimes we find it difficult to open up and dream. We may get self-conscious, afraid of failure, or maybe even afraid of putting in the work. But ultimately, God has made us for more than mediocrity: He calls us to live magnanimously, welcome Him into our dreams, and desires for us to succeed in them. Let's pay Him a compliment by being bold and magnanimously!

Thoughts to ponder from this episode:

  • From Be Healed by Bob Schuchts: "We were 'promised boundless treasures from the Father’s storehouse.' Jesus says all we have to do is ask. The Father delights in giving us good gifts." — Have you ever found yourself stopping short from asking God to fulfill the desires of your heart? What stops you from asking God? What might encourage you to be bold and ask?
  • In Matthew 7, Jesus talks about asking, seeking and knocking. If even evil people give good gifts to their children, how much more will God give to those who ask Him? (Matthew 7:11) — Do you trust that God has your best interest at heart, and that He has nothing but the best for you? Ask Him for whatever it is that you need, seek His face, and knock on the door of His heart today.
  • The story of the pearl necklace is a great example of God providing us with incredible things, and sometimes we hold onto the 'fake' pearl necklace out of insecurity or fear — What is your fake pearl necklace that you are holding on to? What might it take for you to surrender it to our Lord and trust Him?

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