June 2022  by

When It Seems Impossible – Week One: Belief in a Big God

Here’s the thing. We can listen to x amount of motivational speakers, read y amount of self-help books, and still be left with ZZ’s—a complete lack of motivation.

Here’s an example! Have you ever listened to someone speak before and leave fully pumped and excited, only to come to the realization that you have no idea what it is you are even “pumped” and “excited” for? Why is that? The foundation is not centered around the one book that truly provides all the answers we need.

Now here is the truth. Faith takes the next step without seeing the whole staircase, because great saints of old heard calls to mountain top experiences! Moses and Aaron were invited up Mt. Sinai while the priest and people were restricted to the valley below. Peter, James, and John were invited up the Mt. Of Transfiguration while the rest of the 12 apostles stayed behind, Elijah was encountered with God on mountain peaks, and Caleb after crossing into the Promised Land cried out, “Give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke!”. Facing these large mountain top callings, what was it that motivated them to even take that next step?

Belief in a Big God

Yahweh is the God of right now. “I am” is in the present tense. The Bible says, “A very present help in time of need”. Caleb called Him YAWHEH, a name never known until Moses enquired for God’s name at the burning bush. Meaning the great “I am who I am” since nothing else defines who God is but God Himself. What He says and what He does IS who He is. “Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. ‘Quick, get up! He said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists” (Acts 12:5-7). Here’s the takeaway: Calmness is the way we show we are trusting God.

Reflect

How are you showing God honor and glory in the waiting?

Meditate on Acts 12:5-7.

Comments are closed.

Franchesca Bayne

Sheologie Program Director

Franchesca was born and raised in New Mexico and is married to her best friend, pastor, and business partner. Together they have two incredible teenagers, Maddie and Declan, who also serve in ministry. Franchesca has a heart for people, the broken, the misunderstood, and everyday people just like her, and she loves to build community. She has spoken at many events and loves to share the light and love of Jesus in truth. Franchesca lives to lead others to Christ as she follows Him. She lives out her faith in the midst of the many hats she wears, daughter, sister, auntie, mom, wife, pastor's wife, life coach, community leader, and friend, a process that she calls her journey.

This will close in 0 seconds

Alicia Cutcher

Digital Marketing and Communications Strategist

Alicia is an entrepreneur, influencer, creative, and writer. She shares a love for both fashion and travel, and is also passionate about marketplace ministry. Alicia believes that ministry is not confined to a specific building, and looks for any opportunity to spread the love and joy of Christ in whatever circumstance she can.

This will close in 0 seconds

Sailor Schroff

Special Events Coordinator

Sailor was born in New Mexico and grew up at Calvary Church. She is passionate about women finding their identity in Christ and discovering the voice of God. She graduated from the School of Ministry in 2019 and attended Youth With a Mission's Discipleship Training School in 2020 at their Kona, HI campus. She enjoys, music, traveling, coffee, and spending time with family and friends.

This will close in 0 seconds