Jeff  Germo
December 4, 2016
Jeff Germo
Lead Pastor

Reference

Philippians 4:10-20

How big is God in your mind? Is he big enough to handle every single thing you will ever face and more? As we said last week, we have a propensity to look at our problems and our shortcomings and stay fixated on them.  And when we do that they tend to get bigger in our minds and God gets smaller. Paul’s approach is always the opposite. His focus is always upwards. “My God is able.”  He is all-powerful. He is good, and as Romans 8:28 says, he has your best in mind. That is a winning combination. Whatever you are facing this morning, whether it is physical, financial, relational, emotional, or spiritual, God is able to handle it if you will allow him.

13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). Truly believing this is the secret to living with true, godly contentment. Our focus is upward on our big, powerful, loving God, instead of down on our problems, shortcomings, fears, or failures.

We need a metamorphosis of the mind. It is the way to true freedom. It’s not easy. We can’t just flip a switch and expect things to change all of sudden. We have been stuck in this mindset for far too long. It’s going to take a lot of hard work as we allow Jesus to apprentice us.

As followers of Jesus we are all on a journey to learn to trust him implicitly in all things, and each of the obstacles we face along the way are opportunities to practice trusting him and seeing that he is good all the time and that he is able to meet all our needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus.