“The person who trusts me will not do only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it.”
John 14:12 The Message
Tonight at camp the pastor Mike Middlebrook spoke from this text. To me, it’s one of the hardest scriptures to understand in the Bible. I know that it was Jesus who said this because the letters are red in my Bible, so it must be true, but seriously, how can I do even greater things than Jesus?
Near the end of the service, the pastor Mike asked, “How much does Jesus desire to do through you?” I’m still trying to process this question in light of Jesus words that I should do even greater things than Him! It’s becoming clear to me that God doesn’t want me to live a boring life. The stories recorded of Jesus life were incredulous! He healed the sick, fed the hungry, comforted the weary, knew private things about others, was chased down by those who opposed Him, travelled, spoke, raised people from the dead…there was nothing boring about Jesus’ life. Understanding this, there should be nothing boring about my life!
Choose today to do something for God! Something as simple as sharing an encouraging verse on your Facebook could reach people in many different countries with the click of a mouse. That’s one thing even greater than Jesus could’ve done! Shake things up and live a life Jesus would find exciting. Continue on in His work and let your life be the adventure that God desires it to be!
Father…Use me today. Let me do something great for You that will bring You glory! Help me not to settle for mediocrity but desire to do even greater things for you! In Jesus Name…Amen