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Are you living an extraordinary life?  Or, are you just going through the motions each day, doing the usual, the regular routine?  God has created us to be extraordinary and to live extraordinary lives!  We really aren’t fulfilled if we are not accomplishing something great!  Who wants to be regular anyway?  Not me, I want to be extraordinary!  If you think about it, the hit movies out today are all about extraordinary characters: Thor, Superman, Iron Man, Spiderman.  We love the extraordinary.  Just hearing the word extraordinary arouses the desire to surpass the norm, the status quo.   God himself placed this desire to be great on the inside of us! 

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Cor. 2:9

I listened to a life-changing podcast the other day by John Bevere entitled,”Extraordinary.”  It was one of the most powerful messages I’ve ever heard on the grace of God!  I can’t do the message justice, so you need to go listen for yourself.  Whatever you do… listen to this podcast!   Here is the link to the podcast:

 http://www.lwcc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19&mmid=461&Itemid=43

Let me start by giving you the definition of Extraordinary: beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular.  Some Antonyms of Extraordinary are common, normal, usual.  None of us want to be normal or usual.  I mean really… we are all created to do something amazing…something extraordinary. 

The grace of God gives the ability to live an extraordinary life!  God’s grace empowers us to do what we normally could not do in our own ability.  So, with God’s grace you’re like Superman, leaping over tall buildings in a single bound!  Ok, so maybe not…but your faith can literally move mountains!  God’s grace is more than just unmerited favor, a free gift, and salvation (and all of that is awesome).  It is God’s power, active and alive on the inside of us!  You have the power of God do accomplish great things in life!

“My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along. Through Christians like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels!”  Ephesians 3:9-10 The Message

Choose to be extraordinary! Don’t settle for the usual. 

p.s. Listen to the podcast 🙂 You won’t regret it!

p.p.s. Check out John Bevere’s book, “Extraordinary! The Life You’re Meant to Live.” This Book will change your life.

http://www.amazon.com/Extraordinary-Life-Youre-Meant-Live/dp/0307457737#_

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