I think we’re sometimes in the habit of seeing only thimblefuls of God’s activity occurring in our lives–and considering that to be normal. We think small things are all that God is capable of doing because that’s all we’ve ever seen Him do. So we walk down to the shoreline of His ability, carrying our little cups and containers, dipping our little thimbles of expectation into the ocean of His vast greatness. We think that’s all that we can expect, so that’s all we bring. Then we’re disappointed and discouraged when we experience only a thimble’s worth of God’s activity in our circumstances. That’s usually when we accuse and blame Him: ‘God, You must not really be able. God, You must not really be good.’ But honestly, we got exactly what we came expecting. He doesn’t give us more than the capacity we bring Him will allow.
Bring a thimble?
Fill a thimble.
But if we would come to the ocean of God’s measureless power bringing our wheelbarrows and five-gallon buckets, that’s exactly how much of Him we’d get to experience.
Bring a bucket? Fill a bucket.
God is Able, Priscilla Shirer, pp. 124-125
Something to think about…
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