One of the verses that has always guided Pastor Kevin throughout his life is Ephesians 3:20 - 21: “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
This verse presents an enormous problem in the world today for the vast majority of people following Jesus Christ are not waking up every single day, asking God for more. This is tackled in one chapter in the book, Audacious Generosity and Pastor Kevin shares an excerpt from that chapter in this episode about how he had been fired as the pastor by the leaders of the church and how that had broken him. He later realized that it was because he was a Christian who didn’t value or pursue the presence of God. He had misunderstood his identity in Christ and the ultimate reason for his existence. He wasn’t pursuing the presence of God in his life and it was when he was a Christian for over 20 years before he understood the value of God’s presence. During all that time, he had been begging God for more but wasn’t willing to accept that God’s greatest gift will always be more of his presence. The peace and power he wanted so badly was found in His presence.
A few months after he was fired, God took him to India and changed his life. In India, he saw the value of God’s presence like never before. He committed before God that he would spend the rest of his life pursuing his presence and it brought him courage and freedom that has resulted in generosity. By asking God for more daily is to request God to do or give more. Asking God is not pressuring ourselves or others, asking God for more is accepting and taking action for God is a fountain that never runs dry. God has always wanted more for you and he is ready to give you more. So don’t be afraid to ask God for more adn to open your heart in accepting what He will give you. Ask for more everyday and let God guide you.
Next episode we will be continuing this chapter from Audacious Generosity so we hope that you listen to that as well.
The Audacious Generosity Podcast with Kevin White empowers listeners world-wide for limitless giving. Kevin showcases heart-warming stories of people from around the world as God works through them with audacious generosity to fulfill His mission. Subscribe now for your weekly dose of encouragement and discover how to experience, receive, and give more than you ever thought possible. More about Audacious Generosity.
Meet Pastor Kevin: Twenty years ago, Kevin White needed food for his family. God said, “Feed others and your family will eat too.” Today the organization Kevin founded, With Love From Jesus Ministries continues to distribute millions of dollars a year in needed resources to high need populations. Kevin’s family never missed a meal, and Kevin went from barely surviving to thriving through Audacious Generosity. For ten years, Kevin has been the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India a mission organization to Indian Nationals. He’s traveled to India fifty times hosting a thousand people on mission trips. Kevin and his wife, Shelly, have three adult children and one grandchild. They live in Cary, North Carolina. More about Pastor Kevin.
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