by Kenton Beshore

God Sized
Kenton Beshore

I think one of the things that I hate the most is fastfood. I got four boys and they love fastfood. Every time we get in the car, I go, "Where do you want to eat?" and it's always fastfood. Not good food, not tasty food, just fast. And you just hate them. Sort of like the Yankees. Don't you hate the Yankees? I just hate them. And so it's just hard to like them. And fastfood is the same way.

But what's even more frustrating is you go to these places that has this really bad food and then when you're there and you're paying for it and they ask your kids, "Do you want to supersize that, or jumbo-size it, or elephant-size it, or whatever it is?" And so, instead of giving like a regular-sized coke or something, they give you a trash can-sized Coke and all of this stuff. Do you ever wonder what the shelf life of those French fries are? And then they give you a truckload of French fries because you want to supersize it and then you watch your kids kill themselves as they eat this food.

And this morning, I want to talk about the idea of God-sizing. Can you imagine if you went up to one of those people and you said, "You know, I'd like to God-size my order?" And when we think about God-sizing our life, what would that look like? Because in supersizing or jumbo-sizing, you take what is regular and average, sort of normal and you make it huge. And so what would it be like to take a regular or average normal life and just make it God-sized, just giant? Make it huge? Make it meaningful, powerful, significant, creative, eventful, just powerful?

All of us want that. It's a part of us being created in the image of God, the likeness of God. We resemble God. And because we resemble God, made in his image, we want a life that's God-sized. The problem is we want to do it without God. We want a God-sized life on our terms, but it doesn’t work that way.

And so in this series that we're talking about Imagine, where in Ephesians it says that God is ...

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