“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the father. — John 14:12 NLT

“Don’t live as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death, chase the lion!” – Mark Batterson

This is a manifesto from pastor and author Mark Batterson’s book, Chase the Lion. Pastor Mark says life isn’t about playing it safe; we are called to chase lions. He uses a story from scriptures that describes one of David’s mighty men going into a pit with a lion on a snowy day. The audacity and confidence to do something like that.

Game Changers go BIG. Not because of what you can do but ‘Because It’s God.’ Because of God’s work through your life.

Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

Because of God, we can do more than we can imagine. Jesus told his followers they would do more than he did. What! How? Because he empowered them with the same Spirit and power he lived. They wouldn’t be Jesus, but they would be able to do the things he did because of his presence in their lives.

Can you imagine doing what Jesus did? That’s exactly what you are created to do! When’s the last time you did what Jesus did? I’m not saying you need to spit on your hands to restore sight or touch someone’s tongue to give them speech, unless God tells you to, but demonstrate God’s love, inspire someone with his hope or invite someone to new levels of faith?

Acts 1:8 “After the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be my witnesses telling people about me in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” We are empowered by Christ to live with power, to Go BIG with God so we can point people to Jesus.

How does God want you to go BIG? When we go BIG we are inviting God into a future that requires his presence in our lives. God doesn’t want only to change you; he wants to change your family, your community, and your city! He desires that none would be lost. We are his plan to seek and save the world. Going BIG isn’t about us; it’s about God’s plan for the world.


What vision would you chase if you went BIG (Because It’s God)? What are you waiting for?