What would it look like if the truth of Ephesians 3:20-21 was brought into everything we think, say and do? Ponder with me, “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.”
God is able. Instead of sizing up people, opportunities and difficulties according to what we are able to do, what if God’s ability was front and center? Things that are impossible for us are not impossible for him. Limits we face are not limits he faces. Hear it again: he is able to do more than all that we ask or think. I can ask for a lot. I think of much. I think of God saving my neighbors. I can think about God reviving marriages that have grown cold. I can think of God healing the perpetually sick. I can think and ask God to make us more like Jesus Christ. He is able to more than all of this.
There are times we can think of a lot, but there are also times we can’t think of very much at all. Sometimes we can’t imagine that relationship looking any other way. Sometimes we can’t image God using a text message to encourage a brother or sister in Christ in a profound way. Sometimes we can’t imagine God growing us in an area of character. Into this small thinking, God is still able to do more than all that we ask or think.
What would this look like as you make plans for your day? What would this look like as you interact with God’s people and the lost today? God promises his power at work within us—within you. You may only have a few minutes to pray or meditate on God’s Word. You may only be able to say a few words to someone else today. You may be limited in your time or ability to serve. God is able to do more than all that we ask for or think. Something that seems like a mountain before you today needs this truth towering over it. Something that seems pretty straight forward and simple needs this truth expanding it. Our God is able.