On Sunday night we were driving back from North Jersey on the Turnpike. It was getting dark and I was looking up at the sky, when in my direct vision I saw a bright, blazing meteorite fall. Now, I lived in the Midwest for a few years, where skies are clear and light pollution is low, but when I tell you this was the brightest, lowest shooting star I have ever seen…I am not joking. I saw on the tip of it, bright green light (space fact: this indicates the presence of copper) with a trail of yellow fire. My heart started racing and my mind thought at first…is that a bomb? It was that close. It was that bright. Lower than flying altitude, for sure. Being a space nerd, it was one of the most amazing things I had ever seen.
As I was nerding out to my husband about space, how massive it is and how all of this goes on without us even knowing most of the time, God said to me, “Yes Lisa, I am THAT big!” I love the universe and studying space because it shows me how limitless, creative and powerful our God is. He breathed this all into existence. He literally spoke it, and it was.
If that’s true, then why do we so often put limits on Him? We pray anemic prayers and aim low so we are not disappointed if He doesn’t make it happen. The God that orchestrated the heavens…that’s who we are talking about here. Is He not able to do big things in our lives, our children, our culture?
In Pastor Bryon’s message this Sunday he laid out the story of four very brave young men. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These boys…they had BIG faith. They believed God was THAT big. He was big enough for them to not bow down to a murderous, evil king and big enough for them to waltz into a fiery furnace. He talked about the foundation of faith that was laid upon them in their childhood. A revival that took place that shaped their very souls.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I want my kids to have a big view of God. I want them to have that kind of foundation. A foundation of faith that if they had to, they would walk into the fire, rather than bow down.
Guys, our God is BIG. He is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). So let’s pray bold prayers for our children and our country. Faith filled prayers for revival and for a foundation that will shape the next generation and make them fierce, fearless men and women of God.
by Lisa Duvall
Lisa has been attending Kingsway and serving on the prayer team since she moved to South Jersey in 2015. She is a freelance writer and former television reporter who now gets to spend her days at home with her two small children. Lisa is also passionate about the pro-life movement, volunteering with a local group called the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants NJ, and freelances for pro-life online sites.