40 Days of Prayer - Greatness Involves Spiritual Life Change - Day 4

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”  John 14:12-14

Begin your time with God in prayer.

Begin your time with praise to God.  Confess any sin that might be hindering your relationship with Him.  Ask God to give you spiritual understanding as you spend time in His Word.

Let God’s Word penetrate your head and your heart.

Read John 14:12-14 above.

In these verses, Jesus promises that we will do greater works than Jesus.  Part of the reason we miss being a part of the great things God does is that the great things we want to do don’t line up with what God considers great. These great works are not found in signs or miracles.  They are not found in being rich, famous or powerful. These great works are making a spiritual impact in the lives of people and seeing their lives changed for eternity.

In Luke 15:7, Jesus said, “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

Apply God’s Word to your life.

Ask God to begin to change your thinking about greatness.

If you haven’t started your relationship with Jesus, this is your first step.

Ask God for spiritual growth and transformation in your life.

Ask God to begin to do something great through your life.

Father, I thank You for Jesus’ promise that we can do greater works than He did.  I am grateful for Your power that is at work in us.  Help me change how I think about greatness.  Help me desire the things You consider to be great rather than the things I think are great. Help me stay faithful to the journey so that I can understand how to unleash Your power through prayer.  Amen.

Related verses to meditate on.

“Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20

“And Jesus called them to him and said to them, ‘You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.  For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’”  Mark 10:42-45 

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”  Ephesians 3:20-21

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