Do you ever pray God small? Do you limit what He can do in your own mind, in your heart, in your prayers? I will be honest and say that I have, and continue to do so in many areas.
A few weeks ago, God reminded me that He truly is bigger than anything I pray. It was while I was in Haiti visiting the property of One Vision International, seeing where they are hoping to begin construction on the new orphanage. As I began to pray over the property specifically, and the children that would be impacted by that blessing God spoke so deeply to my prayer. He was loud and clear with His response. It was such a moving of the Holy Spirit in me that it’s taken almost a month to process it fully…I was praying for the kids, the kids we had been playing with and sweating with and joining alongside in life the last two days. I was praying that the orphanage would care for them and raise them up in a godly way, that they would truly be cared for and loved on far beyond what they are now. The Holy Spirit moved deep within me and spoke so clearly…”You have no idea what I have in store for these children. It goes far beyond your wildest prayer.” The breath caught in my chest and I began to cry…because I was praying too small for these kids. I pray too small for my family…my friends…my self.
He is already loving and caring for those children. He has protected them from three hurricanes, two floods, and an earthquake. Yes, those children have been through all of that and are in an orphanage. They were left, forgotten by families, knowing they could not be cared for properly…and I had the opportunity to go love on God’s blessing. You go on a mission trip to serve others and show them Christ, but I firmly believe God works within you just as much while you are there. He showed me just how small I make Him in my times of prayer…how I attempt to hem Him in with my own small mind and agenda. He was not created by human hands, and He does not mold Himself to them now.
‘He puts my feet in the stocks; He watches all my paths’ “Behold let me tell you, you are not right in this, for God is greater than man. Why do you complain against Him that He does not give an account of all His doings?”-Job 33:11-13