Stop Fishing in a Ten Gallon Aquarium
My favorite place to angle is in the ocean because that is where you find giant fish. The thrill of watching the pole bend almost in two and fighting a twenty pound grouper is way more stimulating than reeling in a guppy.
When it comes to prayer I feel like we are content to cast a line in a ten gallon aquarium or a tiny stream when we could be calling on God for answers to monster prayers. God has all the resources of the universe at His disposal so why ask for such miniature requests. My contention is that it is time to Pray Big!
The scriptures says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
God is able to do all things.
Matthew 7:7-8 appears to be an open invitation to query God for big things. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” The verb tenses of these verbs are continuous action (keep on seeking, keep on asking etc).
“Look around your neighborhood, your church, and the world. What is Jesus longing to do through you? Is it impossible? Perfect. Do you lack the resources to do it? Of course! Does it require knowledge and skills you do not have? It usually does. Does it necessitate manpower you know you could never get? Most likely.
Now try getting down on your knees and putting the power switch in the “on” position.” Gregg Pruitt Extreme Prayer
Ok got it! Let’s Pray Big and stop fishing in ten gallon aquariums.