Updated: Apr 29, 2021
Last week we talked about two areas that we must remain “small” so that God can do something “big” in our hearts and in our lives, that is being honest and humble. Being “small” means when the demand is greater than the supply. In other words, acknowledging our limitations. When we try to be everything for everybody, we are headed for burn out, depression, and being overwhelmed, etc. Tonight, we are going to focus on the first thing God needs in order to do something big, and that is we must “sit down”.
We must “sit down.”
Luke 10:38-39 NIV
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening (understanding) to what he said.
Many of us are answering to our name and not our call!
Dangers of not “sitting down.”
Although you are open to God you will be empty on the inside
Romans 15:13 (AMPC) May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.
You will always be tired!
Psalm 62:1(NIV) Truly my soul finds rest (silent or trust) in God; my salvation comes from him.
You will miss instructions for your life!
Proverbs 8:33 (NIV) Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it.
What are 4 Characteristics of someone who thinks they are “More Than Enough”?
Luke 10:40-42 NIV
40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
Claim there is so much to do.
Telling God what HE should be doing because of all that you are doing!
What is the response of “MORE Than Enough?
Luke 10:41-42 (AMPC)
41 But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; 42 There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.
Correct your thinking.
Give you what you need.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLT)
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
2 Corinthians 9:9-11 (AMPC)
9 As it is written, He [the benevolent person] scatters abroad; He gives to the poor; His deeds of justice and goodness and kindness and benevolence will go on and endure forever!
10 And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [[c]which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity].
11 Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, and [your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God.