Last night at the Parsons prayer meeting, we began reading through a powerful book by Melody Mason called Daring to Ask for More. In it, Melody talks about how God longs to bless us spiritually, to pour out His Spirit upon us, and to use us in reaching people in a powerful way. The first chapter, which we read last night, is titled "The Sky is Not the Limit." In it, she talked about how God longs to do so much more than we can even think to ask for (Ephesians 3:20). This reminded me of a sign I saw for sale in a catalogue a few weeks ago. It read, "The sky is the limit - Unless you're a pilot, then the sky is home." The same thing can be said about someone who has a connection with Christ.

Through the prophet Isaiah, God told His people, "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:9). This verse is right in the middle of a chapter where God is longing for the wicked to turn from their evil ways, repent, and be saved. We may look around us at the people in our towns and wonder if evangelism is really going to work. But God, whose thoughts are higher than the sky, longs for their salvation. He wants them to be saved. We just need to fall on our knees, build a connection with the God of the universe, and ask Him to fill us with His thoughts and direct us in His ways for the salvation of those around us.

Living in the sky,

Pastor Sutherland

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