Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.Ephesians 3:20-21
As we’ve been considering the importance of prayer recently, it is apparent that faith or trust is a critical element. Part of that trust is the confidence that God wants what is best for us and part of His plan involves our participation. Throughout Jesus’ teaching, He challenged those who heard His words to “ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7: 7-8).
Are we asking for the Big Dream? What lies beyond your imagination? What hopes and dreams seem out of reach? When I was 10 years old I used my World Book Encyclopedia to chart my growth chart and projected a height of 6’8″ and an NBA career. Well.
Today, my hopes and dreams are of a different magnitude. There are situations and relationships that I long to see resolved and in these two verses from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians I am encouraged to know that there is One “who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.” God is not limited by my imagination.
When we are hopeless – when we see no way out – He is able to do more. When I lack words and my mind is not clear – He is able.