“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think , according to the power that worketh in us,”–Eph. 3:20
Imagine that! Really– that’s exactly what I want you to do! Use your imagination and think about what God can do and especially consider that He is able to do far more than we even “ask or think“.
A. T. Pierson wrote: “–there is a sevenfold measure of the power of God in Paul’s benediction. First, God is able to do first what we ask. Second, He is able to do all we ask. Third, He is able to do what we think. Fourth, He is able to do all that we think. Fifth, He is able to do above all that we ask or think. Sixth, He is able to do abundantly above all that we ask or think. And seventh, He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we could ask or think. Now what do we need? Hallelujah and Amen is all that’s left to say!”
Dear friend, this throws the door of possibility wide open. It widens the horizon of our hopes, enlarges our expectations, prompts us to pray and increases our imagination. God is willing and able to do things we have yet to even think about. That being the case, should we not ask God to show us things we’ve never seen and pray expectantly for them to come to pass? In other words, there are things we know about that we should pray for with confidence—knowing God is able, but there are also things we have not yet imagined. We pray only so far as we know what to pray for– but there is more! I believe there are things God wants to do for us, with us, and through us that we don’t even know about yet. We can all think of certain things we would like to see God do, but I want you to see that there is yet more–much more to be seen. We haven’t even yet thought of some things.
We have yet to conceive all of that which God is able and willing to do. We have brought forth fruit, but He wants “more” fruit, and when we produce “more” He wants “much more”(John 15:1-8). Where it ends only God knows. But, we don’t want to stop before He does!—HDS
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346