What it Means to Ask for Great Things

What it Means to Ask for Great Things

By: Susan Deborah Schiller – From the series, "The Daily Practice"

The Daily Practice: To discover beauty and truth within the mystery of an ordinary day and to craft the experience in words.

Braveheart, to dream big and to ask for great things is a good thing, but first of all, you must be made into a great person. Small people cannot manage great things.

Do you see this peaceful water at sunrise? Enjoy the calm day today, but don't be surprised when the wind kicks up a gale and the waves threaten to sink you to the bottom of the sea. Trials are sent to give you courage and strength.

Provision and problems are two sides to the same coin.

Your provision lies outside your comfort zone as you launch out to meet your destiny. Don't be afraid. There is no such thing as a bad day or a good day; there are only days of grace.*

Don't strive for perfection. Aim for faithfulness. Simply show up each day and take one more small step.

This is the Great Adventure… finding provision in every problem, discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary, embracing the mystery of life in the simplicity of where we are today, this very moment.

So many people long to "get away" – to travel – to find what they need outside of themselves. One day they will discover the abundant life Jesus promised is right here, right now, and that their best life is generated from within.

Our beliefs create thoughts, which create emotions, which paint our internal world.

Our internal world creates the external world – this Kingdom of God living is completely opposite of the world's way of thinking and doing. And I'm really excited about this! So I'm going to take my baby steps today and practice being involved in real life, right here, and right now. 🙂

Living the adventure,

Sue

PS  What do you practice daily?

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Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate her way out of hell to a rich and satisfying life. In her lifetime, Susan has served in duties ranging from home school mom – to pastor –  to full-time deliverance minister – and to Midwest regional prayer coordinator for a large international ministry. These days you can usually find Susan soaking in her favorite hot springs pool, reading a book (or several), blogging, baking bread, or hanging out with her family and friends. You can get a free copy of Susan's upcoming book, "On the Way Home" by registering here.

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* Something I remember Graham Cooke saying.

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Susan Schiller February 10, 2014 at 7:38 am

What a "coincidence" – I found this today in my email, from Marsha Burns:

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:   

The work that is ahead of you may seem daunting and beyond your scope.  But, if you put your trust in Me I will make the seemingly impossible not only possible but plausible.  I will strengthen you and give you the vision to accomplish more than you could have imagined or believed, says the Lord.  Just put one foot in front of the other as you take things one step at a time, and do not be afraid.  I am on the journey with you.  Mark 5:36b  "Do not be afraid; only believe."

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