mouth is open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart is enlarged. 12 Ye are
not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own affections. 13
Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto my children), be ye
Corinthians 6:11-13 The Message
Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to
enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The
smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but
you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and
with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!
Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much,
and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.
Kings 4:29-34 The Message (MSG)
God gave Solomon wisdom—the deepest of understanding and the largest of
hearts. There was nothing beyond him, nothing he couldn’t handle.
Solomon’s wisdom outclassed the vaunted wisdom of wise men of the East,
outshone the famous wisdom of Egypt. He was wiser than anyone—wiser than
Ethan the Ezrahite, wiser than Heman, wiser than Calcol and Darda the
sons of Mahol. He became famous among all the surrounding nations. He
created 3,000 proverbs; his songs added up to 1,005. He knew all about
plants, from the huge cedar that grows in Lebanon to the tiny hyssop
that grows in the cracks of a wall. He understood everything about
animals and birds, reptiles and fish. Sent by kings from all over the
earth who had heard of his reputation, people came from far and near to
listen to the wisdom of Solomon.
can't give anything to you unless you are ready to receive it. You have
to be a willing vessel. People want a major outpouring but bring God a
tiny little cup to put the Blessing in. And some still can't take it.
It's not what God can do, it is what we can receive.
smaller the openness of your heart you give Him, the less we can receive
larger the openness of your heart we give Him, the more you receive
heart is your Spirit. It is flexible to grow to receive, to get as big
as we are willing to let it grow!
that can keep us from receiving
unbelief, lack of knowledge, selfishness, wrong thinking, wrong
believing, wrong teaching.
only look at your small little world, only worrying about how things
affect you, you will never see the fullness of what God has to offer
up your world to God's World through His Word!
Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
28:27 For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard
of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with
their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with
their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.”’
need to stop being so narrow minded and looking at the physical things
around us and get the spiritual truths that God has for us. And we start
to understand just who God is and what he has done for us.
may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of
his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Philippians 3:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly
acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person
more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His
resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I
may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually
conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He
Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)
the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show
Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
Covenant with Abram
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision,
saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly
Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and
the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Then Abram said, “Look,
You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”
behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be
your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”
5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and
count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So
shall your descendants be.”
he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
We need to believe God and it will be
counted to us for righteousness and be filled with the fullness of God!