A few nights ago, we had a front row seat for a spectacular phenomenon right outside the windows in our family room — a huge, bright, full Super Moon!! According to experts, the moon was the closest it has been to the earth since January 26, 1948!! Several years before I was born. What a treat! It was as if God had super-sized this wonder of His creation just for our benefit.
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After I gazed in awe, I had to chuckle for just a minute. All three of our children spent a portion of their teenage years working for McDonald’s Corporation (which, by the way, not only taught them about being an employee and earning a paycheck, it also provided great motivation to continue their educations). It was during those years that they were taught to say, upon taking an order, “Can I super-size that for you?” Fodder for family laughter as you might expect.
I most definitely do not want my dress size to be super-sized, but, after the awe and the chuckle, I thought about aspects of my life that I truly WOULD like to super-size.
FAITH — I consider myself to be a woman of faith, but what would it look like for my faith to be super-sized? How does a person increase their faith? Does it require testing? Does it come from recognition of God’s hand at work?
Hebrews 11:1 — “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
LOVE — I love my husband, children, grandchildren, family members and friends deeply. How can I increase that love? What acts or words would help me to assure those in my sphere of influence that they are greatly loved by me?
1 John 4:7 — “Let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
PRAYER LIFE — I often have ongoing conversations with God throughout the day and for short periods in the morning. And, of course, during times of crisis my prayers increase. What results would come from a super-sized prayer life without a crisis?
1 Thessalonians 5:17 — “Pray without ceasing.”
What areas of your own life would you like to see God super-size just as He did to that moon a few nights ago? Don’t be surprised if I edit this post again and again in coming weeks as He puts more reminders on my heart.