“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” – Isaiah 40:28.

If someone were to ask you, “Do you serve a big God?”, your answer would most likely be “Yes.” How many of us would even think of or even consider saying that we don’t?  To answer any other way would be absurd. “You shall not be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God.” (Deuteronomy 7:21).

Nothing about God is small. As Christians, we should be thinking big, dreaming big and praying big. When we do anything less, we are placing God in a confined box limiting His ability. And there is no limit to His ability. Paul thought so too: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

As we embark on a new year, let us be reminded that we serve a big God and that we need to step out in faith. Like the Apostle Paul, we too can discover that God’s power is at work within us, and He is able to accomplish far more than all we can ask or ever imagine.

As a church, we are praying for our vision of helping the whole world find and follow Jesus. We are pursuing that vision through our five campuses as well as future campuses we are considering. We have faith that God will work in ways we could never imagine as we seek to reach our communities with the saving message of Jesus Christ. We do serve a big God with limitless abilities and we are asking for big things as we position ourselves for God to do the impossible.

We are one week into our 21 Days of Prayer. We ask that today, you pray that more people experience the freedom and life only God can offer, and for them to plug into the life of the church. Over the next six days, please: 

  1. Pray that in 2016, Northstar will have extraordinary opportunities to magnify the glory of God in Jesus Christ.
  2. Pray for our campuses.
  3. Pray for future campuses.

We are on this journey together, and in the next three weeks we will seek God to re-focus our vision and steps for ending 2016 stronger. We believe the best is yet to come.

Discussion Questions: 

  1. In what area of life are you underestimating God’s ability?
  2. Are you dreaming big enough? Why or why not?
  3. What role do you play in the success of Northstar campuses?
  4. Pray and ask God to help you to increase your faith in God’s ability.