I Choose To Live In Big Faith

As I’m moving into a time of transition, I don’t want to go through the motions, just trying to get through it all, believing I’m at the end and there’s nothing more God will be doing in my life.

I don’t want to just survive but I want to live in big faith, impassioned by the presence and power of God.

I want to move through the day with big faith, not little faith, or worse yet, mediocre-just-enough-faith.

I want big faith to be a foundational value in my life, refusing to compromise it for anyone or anything.

I want to have the kind of big faith  listed in the lives of specific individuals in Hebrews 11, beginning with hope of the unseen, realized in the reality of God’s greatness and goodness.

I want to have big faith, produced by hope in God rather than in my circumstances.

I want to live in big faith, convicted that God is always present, will never fail, and will never leave.

I want to think with big faith, speak with big faith, and respond to life through big faith in the unchanging greatness and goodness of God.

I want to be fired up with big faith in what God has done, is doing, and will do.

I want to walk in the beliefs of big faith with assurance that nothing is impossible with God, beleiivng God will do more than I will ever think or imagine.

I want to influence others through big faith, impacting the space I occupy with individuals on earth, shifting the paradigm of those around me by challenging them to focus on the unlimited greatness and goodness of God.

I choose to  live in big faith.

It matters–Kerrie

At age three . . . the people of the church . . . planted seeds of big faith in my life.
At age three . . . the people of the church . . . planted seeds of big faith in my life.

(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

4 thoughts on “I Choose To Live In Big Faith”

  1. Kerrie, I love your statement of faith.
    I want you to know that you are such an inspiration in life and ministry. God is not done with you yet. ” He who began a good work in you will carry it out to completion.”

  2. Kerrie,
    You do live in big faith and your big faith strengthens others to have courageous faith. You inspire and make a positive impact in ways you may not know. Your words and your presence continue to ripple in my thoughts days, weeks and months later. I see you as a pillar of faith. Thriving in the midst of change.

  3. I read your words and my first thought was, “You are!”. The people around you see you with big faith as our lives have been greatly impacted by that big faith!:-)

    On a personal note, this post has beautifully complimented a book I have been reading and God has been using to wrap me up in His unchanging, never failing love.:-) (“In a Pit With a Lion On a Snowy Day”, by Mark Batterson).

    I get to fall in love with Him all over again when I stand on His Word. “…,let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will is.” Rms 12:2 (NLT)

    I forget that I have to let Him.

    One of my favorite spots to sit with the Father is on the back deck of our country property. I am witness to the beauty of creation, the new growth of the maple and fir trees in the Spring, the cheerful songs of the little birds bobbing around, and the movement of the wind as it touches my face and sways the trees, reminding me that He is still “hovering” over the seeming chaos of my mind and life.:-) as Mark Batterson writes, “The creation story is a microcosm of what God wants to do in your life. He hovers over chaotic situations ready to create order and beauty. He wants to fill the void.”

    I am loving what A. W. Tozer said, a “low view of God…is the cause of a hundred lesser evils.” But a person with a high view of God “is relieved of ten thousand temporal problems.”

    I want to upgrade my mind by downloading Scripture so I can “stop thinking human thoughts and start thinking God thoughts”.

  4. just lately I have had trouble trusting God completely.. just lately I find myself trying to take control of situations that are in Gods hands.. just lately I have little patience.. just now I realize I need a big faith.. thank you so much for the message Kerrie… it truly spoke to me..

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