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What Ditch is God Asking You to Dig?

by on June 25, 2012

August 11, 2011

Steven Furtick, Lead Pastor, Elevation Church, Charlotte, North Carolina

At 31, Steven Furtick is living proof that youth is not a barrier for God. Five years ago, Furtick recruited a team of friends and planted Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today, Elevation is one of the fastest-growing churches in America, with more than 8,000 in attendance. His new book, Sun Stand Still, inspires believers toward audacious faith, rooted in prayer and unbound by circumstances. “God revels in doing the impossible through those willing to dream big—and ask,” he says. What audacious dream has God planted in your soul? And what kind of leadership does it require? Take the plunge toward leadership marked by deeper faith and riskier audacity.

Session 4 Notes: Audacious Faith

“I’m expert at being dumb enough to believe that God can do anything.”

Audacious faith – believing God to do the impossible

2 Kings 3:9-20

Only God can make it rain. We can do all the things we can do, but only God can make it rain.

Only God can send favor, mercy, salvation, healing…

Proverbs 3:5-6

I can’t expect God’s blessing on my work unless I do it God’s way.

You can do it.
You can make it.
Don’t give up.
No matter what.

How are we going to go from inspiration to implementation?

Good ideas don’t make you a visionary, they just make you a day-dreamer if you don’t move to implementation.

If the size of the vision you have for your life isn’t intimidating to you, it’s likely that it’s insulting to God.

If you want to see the land filled with water, dig some ditches.

Life can beat the audacity right out of you.

Audacity is ambiguous.

No leader is 100% sure they have heard from God. We just have to hear enough to take the next step.

If you will dig the ditches, God will send the rain. If you will do what you can do, God will do what He can do.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21

Questions for Reflection:

What ditch is God asking you to dig?

Where does your faith need to be stretched?

What are you audaciously believing God for?

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