The biggest thing that jumped out from the Preface and Chapter 1 was God! But also the fact that I MUST have a big God if I want to have big fulfillment, big impact, and a big life. I don’t make God big. He is big. But if I treat him as little I will live a little life. I love the story about Robert Dick Wilson.
One of the students of Princeton Theological Seminary professor Robert Dick Wilson had been invited to preach in Miller Chapel 12 years after his graduation. Dr. Wilson came and sat near the front. When chapel ended, the old professor came up to his former student, cocked his head to one side in his characteristic way, extended his hand, and said, “I’m glad that you’re a big-godder. When my boys come back, I come to see if they’re big-godders or little-godders. Then I know what their ministry will be.”
His former student asked him to explain. Wilson replied, “Well, some men have a little God, and they’re always in trouble with Him. He can’t do any miracles. He can’t take care of the inspiration and transmission of the Scripture to us. He doesn’t intervene on behalf of His people. Then, there are those who have a great God. He speaks and it is done. He commands and it stands fast. He knows how to show Himself strong on behalf of them that fear Him. You have a great God; and He’ll bless your ministry.” He paused a moment, smiled, said, “God bless you,” and turned and walked out. (John Huffman in Who’s in Charge Here?)
I want to be a big godder. How about ya’ll?