"Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written."
DANG. We really do only have a small glimpse into the power and life of our sweet Jesus. The things that He did and the people He encountered in His ministry on earth must go so far beyond what we know from the Bible, which is absolutely nuts considering what He was able to accomplish in those few years. And He alone is our ultimate example, right? I wholeheartedly believe that we should and could be doing so much more to impact the world that we live in... if only we believed that we are are who He says we are and therefore lived with so much more boldness and confidence in His power. Jesus' ministry lasted three years. Three years! That is nothing... and yet when you compare what He was able to do in that time, it seems like everything. He did ALL that was required of Him, all that God wanted Him to do, all that needed to happen for Him to be the perfect example to us. There is so much more that the Lord wants to do for us and in us and through us than the "little" that we are comfortable with and settle for. The things Jesus did - the miracles and the healings and the redeeming - those things are absolutely accessible to us today. Right now! Do you believe it? If not, what is holding you back? Unbelief.
"Unbelief needs to be removed from our minds, to where what we see doesn't dominate what we know in our hearts... This involves a pressing in, a consecration. Your time in prayer will lead to deeper intimacy, which will lead to seeing things the way God sees things."
We must, with everything in us, fight against doubt and excuses and simply believe that God really and fully IS who He says He is, and thus that we are who He says we are. We've got the same Spirit in us (2 Corinthians 4:13-14) longing for us to press in to Him that we might experience just a glimpse of the abundantly more (John 10:10) than we are settling for.
You ready? I know I am.