Recently, when we were in Cuba, David and I met these 2 pastors that were holding services in an old house.
We told them if they would come to our hotel at 8:30 the next morning, we’d give them some of the “Hi God” books that are printed in Spanish.
At 7:30 am when David went down to breakfast, they were already in the lobby… WAITING. They didn’t want to miss the chance to get Christian books. (There isn’t a SINGLE Christian bookstore in the whole country!)
David invited them to join him for breakfast, but they wouldn’t come. “Oh no! Cubans aren’t allowed to eat in the hotel restaurants meant for Americans.
Well, you know my husband… he WASN’T having it! These guys were with him and he wasn’t taking “no” for an answer!The pastors had never been in a restaurant like this. They were so used to having NOTHING, they didn’t know what to do. Finally, they timidly asked, “Do you think we could have a cube of cheese?”
A cube of cheese??? Are you kidding me… this is a BUFFET!
First, you’re gonna have a big omelet with all the vegetables. Then you’re gonna have a big stack of waffles.
You have to eat some of EVERYTHING until you just can’t eat anymore. It’s the American way!
God doesn’t want us begging for a tiny cube of cheese. He wants us to believe He is able to do so much MORE!
He wants us to help ourselves and load up on the WHOLE BUFFET; a buffet of more than enough of His mercy and grace, of His salvation and healing, and of His provision and JOY!
You may have come from a whole lot of nothing. But, God has SOMETHING wonderful in mind for you!
Have you ever had really LOW expectations, and then God just blew your mind? (Raise your hand.) I know I’m guilty.