Extraordinary P.A.S.S (Prayer, Authority, Surrender and Serve (Jeremiah 17:7–8).
Christians are a chosen generation paid for by the most expensive currency ever – the blood of Jesus. The world will benefit from a Christian who finds and maximizes his purpose in Christ Jesus. You will be shortchanging yourself, family and community at large, if you don’t.
The life best lived is life by design. God designed us for a reason; and the only way to access the manual is by revelation from God. Let’s explore how.
- PRAYER – John 5:19. Through the power of prayers God uses the unqualified to do great things (Acts 4:13). An extraordinary life is a life of direction (Genesis 12: 1-9, Isaiah 48:17). An extraordinary life is not just a life of contentment but one of great aspirations in Christ Jesus (1 John 4:4). Living an extraordinary life may sometimes not be convenient, because of conflict of your will versus what God wants you to do (Proverbs 16:19).
- AUTHORITY – Judges 16. Samson was a man with the authority of God. Some of us use God at our convenience – only when in trouble or in need. Sometimes things don’t work for 2 reasons either – God has a better plan or you are out of authority. (Psalm 51:11) You need God’s authority to fulfill purpose; you cannot function in isolation. Trials are meant to build your faith (2 Corinthians 4:17 AMPC). (Psalm 25:19) Integrity will preserve you. Christ in you makes a difference especially (2 Peter 2:1-5) with character. The fruit of the spirit is manifest in the believer for the perfection of the saints (Ephesians 4:12).
- SURRENDER – Acts 9. You carry purpose, let God execute the purpose in you. Abraham surrendered to God and believed in his power (Psalm 127:2).
- SERVE – In the place of service you enjoy many benefits – like finding your helper. Serving God is a great privilege. In the place of serving God you also make impact, because the Spirit of God has influence.
Some other benefits of serving God include:
- Serving God brings grace
- It protects you (I Corinthians 28:20, Psalm 91:1)
- Service to God prospers you (2 Corinthians 31:21, Romans 12:1)
You need to be dead to yourself to enjoy extraordinary grace (Philipians 2:30). Become a willing tool for God to transform you, we are called to do greater things.