You can take a leap of faith by taking one small step. You may feel like a bird falling out of a nest but I will make your wings become strong and you will fly!


Our church has grown from something little bitty to something great big. Every time we experience a growth spurt, there are tremendous challenges. The parking lot is a rodeo, staffing has to increase. The list goes on… 

I remember getting the first electric bill for the Burleson campus. I started crying. I said I was done for the day and left. Who can pay such a thing? God can. The money came in, and we’ve never missed a payment.

I remember the very first time we were responsible for 100 little boys and girls in an orphanage. I wrote that check and thought, “Oh, my gosh. What am I doing?” I had to mortgage my house, and jump through a bunch of hoops to keep payments up because I wasn’t smart about finances. 

I didn’t know how to do this, and didn’t know how to do that. It took me a while to learn those things. I got my upgrade and now we have thousands of kids. Thousands.

With every single upgrade God trusts you with, there’s going to be a new walled city, a new enemy king who wants to oppose and deny you. There’s going to be a giant who intimidates you in every upgrade within your Promised Land. Stand!

Get into a place where you are living victoriously in Christ and are seeing the goodness of God in the land of the living. That comes with upgrade. Upgrade comes from sticking close to God in your Wilderness, then seeing your Promised Land – your purpose – and saying, “God, I’m stepping out now. I know you will back me up.”

Are you ready to slay giants and take walled cities for Jesus? Can you testify to His love to the lost, angry, lonely and hurting? When you make these things your priority, walls will be shaken and the enemy’s kingdom will fall.

 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

From my sermon series MILK AND HONEY