The Next Big Thing

I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we’ve been shown the mystery!  Col 2:2-3 (MSG)

How often have you thought, “If I could just have [insert obsession here], then I would be at rest.” Maybe you’ve thought something like that.

Many of us, especially those in ministry, have probably been told in a wilderness period that there are BIG things ahead, if we’ll just press on. It may be true that the Lord will increase and expand your influence in the days to come, but what if it doesn’t happen the way you envision it?

More importantly, what if I told you the next BIG thing won’t even really satisfy us if we’ve missed the greater things that God wants to do within us—that is to root us into the depths and mysteries of Christ.

I don’t want to have any other obsession but Jesus. Only Jesus is BIG enough to fill the desires of the human heart. In the following video, I talk about why our deepest need is to make Christ the next BIG thing.

Have you ever felt restless while you wait for God’s promises? Are you finding that he is enough? Let’s make knowing Jesus central and supreme.

D.D. Flowers, 2013.

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About David D. Flowers

David received a B.A. in Religion from East Texas Baptist University and a M.T.S. in Biblical Studies from Houston Graduate School of Theology. David has over 20 years experience as a pastor and teacher in and outside the church. He currently pastors an Anabaptist congregation in Pennsylvania. View all posts by David D. Flowers

14 responses to “The Next Big Thing

  • Sherry Gremillion

    Amen David! It doesn’t get any bigger than Jesus. Praying for you.

  • pat

    You are so right David! It doesn’t get any bigger than Jesus. I feel like I have been in a wilderness for the last 2 years. Desiring to make Jesus central and supreme.

  • Mia

    Dear David
    Yes, Jesus is the greatest and also the most wonderful mystery this world has ever seen. In Him lies all the treasures of heaven. He is the only BIG thing.

  • David Bolton

    I really appreciated this, David. Thanks for sharing your heart. The quote was very poingant as well. I think the wilderness is a blessed place that God is bringing all of His children to, and eventually through, to reduce us to Himself alone. There is so much “self” that gets tied up with even spiritual “success”, which is just as much flesh as the more recognizable forms of “self”, that needs to get exposed and dealt with in a context of spiritual barrenness and obscurity. Only when “self” is dealt with in all of its many forms we can be truly and purely set aside for the Lord and His purposes. Those purposes go beyond this life, even.

    I think we need to encourage one another in this regard, as you have in this post, for many who have come out of institutional settings , for instance, are finding themselves in this place, even repeatedly. But it is part of God’s program, and a blessing when we see His hand and purpose in it.

    Thanks once again for sharing your heart! One thing I take from this is that Jesus is so much our NOW BIG thing that we really don’t need to be looking for a NEXT BIG thing! I’m also thinking that in the wilderness we discover we are actually already in CANAAN…in HIM in whom all fullness dwells… our Promised Land! Thanks for inspiring those thoughts with this post!

    Blessings, David B.

  • The WORD in 3D

    Reblogged this on christcenteredchristianity and commented:
    Really appreciated this sharing by David Flowers. This where many of us are at, I would guess!

  • Christopher Gorton


    More than any other agreement I might have with you; it is thoughts like this that make you worth following.

    I sometimes allow myself to get frustrated that He has not accomplished as much with me as I would like. But then I am reminded of Noah, who so far as we can tell, ministered 200 years without a convert. On the other hand, all of us are the direct result of his ministry.

    The focus of God’s call is ever what He does in us, rather than what He does with us. May He continue to transform you (and us) from glory to glory into His express image!

    Grace & peace in Him whom we serve,


  • Amy

    “I don’t want to have any other obsession but Jesus.” – D.Flowers
    You said it, brother. Keep up the vlog postings. They are honest, candid, and a bit raw at times. We all need that in each other as believers. Love you, man! -Amy

  • Christ Centered Teaching

    “Only Jesus is BIG enough to fill the desires of the human heart.”

    David, thats Awesome!
    After all, Jesus already is the big thing. He is worthy of all glory, emphasis, preeminence, and all our love.
    The theme of the entire Bible is Christ.

    Why is that so hard to see for so many?
    I wish I could express all the ways this is true of Jesus.

    God bless,

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