Great and Mighty Things

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. – Jeremiah 33:3.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21.

Before Dawson Trotman became the founder of the Navigators he was a truck driver. The verses above from Jeremiah and Ephesians were upon his heart when he felt a great burden to pray. He and a friend who was a plumber met together outside in the hills at five o’clock in the morning for 42 days to pray and claim those promises. They at first prayed for the United States and then with a map of the world began to pray for the countries of the world. Little did Dawson know that God would use his life to touch the lives of people in all the countries for which they were praying.

Billy Graham once said about Dawson Trotman: “I think Daws has personally touched more lives than anybody I have ever known.” Those verses in Jeremiah and Ephesians are included in the early version of the Navigator’s Topical Memory System and the topic for those verses is “God’s Answer.” The topic just prior to God’s Answer is “Praying Alone” and the verses are Matthew 6:6 (“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”), and Mark 1:35 (“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.”).

The Word of God changed Dawson Trotman’s life leading him to a saving knowledge of Jesus and then through His Word God trained and empowered Dawson for the work that God had for him. While Dawson was driving a truck he memorized a verse a day for three years. Those verses of Scripture changed Dawson Trotman’s life and the lives of countless others. Through memorization of Scripture God changed my life and I was able hear more clearly the still small voice of God speaking to me about His call upon my life. He will do the same for you.

God says through the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 33:3), “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” What are the great and mighty things that you do not know that God wants to show you for your life? You may be a truck driver, or a dishwasher, or an executive, or a pastor, or have some other occupation but what great and mighty things would God show you if you were to spend an extended time in prayer? What impact would it have upon your life? What impact would it have upon the lives of countless others? It changed Dawson Trotman’s life forever.

Why not begin to call upon God today in a deeper way than you ever have before? Allow God to reveal to you the great and mighty things that you do not know.

(If you ask God will show you great and mighty things that you do not know.)

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