Yeah, you can be the greatest, you can be the best, you can be the King Kong banging on your chest...

These are lyrics to the popular song Hall of Fame by The Script that gets me all pumped up when I eventually go out for a run. It doesn’t happen as often as I would like. To be honest I’m pretty good at coming up with alternative ways to spend my time other than running. There is no doubt I always feel better, sleep better, am more alert and creative and effective during the day after I’ve exercised. However… I get stuck many times between the me I want to be (a good book by John Ortberg by the way) and the me I keep tending to be.

I don’t know that I need to be the greatest or the best or want to be King Kong banging on my chest, but there’s something about that song that drives me to want to be more, to be better, to be greater.

Only a few can be the best, but all of us can be greater.

Greater begins with a choice - a choice not to settle, not to be complacent, not to lean only on your own understanding or strength.

Greater by Steven Furtick isn’t about trying to be greater than God, but to be greater with God. With God, we can accomplish greater things than we could on our own. With God, we can experience greater fullness of life than we could conjure up on our own. With God, we can become a greater person than we can be on our own. In that light, maybe all of us can be the best - nobody better at being you than you!

Perhaps you know someone who is looking for something more, longing for something better. Invite them to a greater life. God has a vision for each of us. Over the next few weeks, we want to explore what God has in store and ask God to stir it up within us.

As you prayerfully prepare for worship this week, read 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 and consider what it is you need to leave behind as you pursue the new life God is calling you to. I look forward to our time together!

Blessings in Christ,