You Are A Spiritual Giant
There are no spiritual giants in the room,” the pastor said.
He was speaking to the same church I’d spoken to the week before. And he was directly contradicting the last thing I’d said which was, “Everyone in this room is a spiritual giant.”
I believe that. I believe it whether there are 2 in the room or 2000. I believe it regardless of the room.
I believe the finished work of the cross revealed that in Christ we are all spiritual giants. I believe that grace empowers us to live as saints of the highest one, overcomers, hope-filled, joyful, miracle workers. Grace empowers us to be lifegiving ministers of the gospel to our spouses, kids, parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, Facebook, the whole world…
I was devastated when the pastor spoke such a small thinking powerless gospel over my family and friends; a gospel for survivors that required him at a pulpit in a building big enough to host his words. A gospel painting sons and daughters as weak, powerless, prone to wander and in need of a room with a stage and a fella at that stage reminding them of their smallness.
The statement that “there are no spiritual giants in the room’” is even more devastating right now. Why, because right now, as we social distance, there are no large rooms with stages available to us.
When we think we need to gather in a room on a Sunday to be the church, we have just made the church really small and powerless and likely we are wrestling with some small and powerless thinking in other areas of life as well, especially regarding how we define ministry…
But we aren’t small! We are all spiritual giants; powerful ministers! We are the church regardless of where and when and how we meet, regardless of whether a well-spoken fella or gal preaches, or our kids laugh around a fire in the backyard. There is life to be had and to give right now, there are needs to share and needs to meet. And we are the church, a family of powerful people, who can get the jobs done!
Right now our thinking is expanding, we are repenting and beginning to see in new ways! We are awakening to the fact that we are all spiritual giants, or, we can awaken.
Right now there is grace for us to discover who He is and who we are in Him!
Grace empowers us to live like Jesus, with access to everything the Father has because Holy Spirit lives within us; because we are becoming one. One with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and one with each other in a way that I believe will yield more fruit than our best Sunday service because we are all in this game together, and every one of us is a slugger!
Grace is the goodness of Christ crucified and risen. Today Grace says everyone in the room is a spiritual giant. Period.
What room are you in? It doesn’t matter, you’re a giant in the faith today! That’s how He sees you so it’s true. I pray you see from His perspective…
Grace isn’t dependent on a Sunday morning or Wednesday night service.
I appreciate our traditions and for the most part, I’m good with our organizational models.
I’m thankful for pastors, those with large rooms and stages and those with living rooms and a phone.
I absolutely love our gatherings, I’m a preacher who loves to preach. But I am leaning into this season as I believe God is raising our perspective to see as He sees. I believe God is changing our powerless small thinking and inviting the church to live powerfully in any room we might find ourselves in.
Grace my friends, you are all spiritual giants today!
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Jason Clark is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.
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