King Jeroboam was a man who started out with great promises from God. God promised him the control of a nation, an ongoing dynasty, and God’s abiding presence. All of these promises were conditional and dependent upon Jeroboam’s obedience. If he would simply obey God then he could trust that God would bring about the fulfillment of these promises. Sadly, Jeroboam wasn’t obedient and he faced great punishment from God. Listen to this message as Pastor Jason shows you that Jeroboam’s actions were the result of his lack of trust in the Lord.
Powerful things can come in little packages. A few Wednesday nights ago, my sweet K - 1st graders and I were discussing David. When David was a shepherd boy, he killed a lion to protect the sheep. I asked the children if they could guess how David killed the lion, and one little guy said “with a bomb!” I replied that they didn’t have bombs back then. He quickly came back with this response: “God could have made a bomb if He wanted to!” Little, but powerful imaginations!
Albert Einstein famously said that “logic will take you from A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere.” Do I live daily believing God can do anything, and that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work inside of me? I want to, and am always encouraged and challenged with the imaginations of our children. I honestly wonder how many imaginary friends might really be the Holy Spirit... just a thought. We don’t need to grow out of our vivid imaginations, and we should encourage our children in theirs. How is He going to do more than we can imagine if we don’t engage ours?