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.
God is able. Our Heavenly Father is truly able. He spoke and all things became. That’s pretty awe inspiring. Now suppose we understood this truth in the deepest areas of our hearts. Not just our mind, but in our heart. How much more would we believe for God to do “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think”?
Exceedingly and abundantly; words I like. Above ALL that we ask or think. This means beyond our understanding or human capabilities to comprehend. How? By the power that works in us, the Holy Spirit. For whose glory? God’s glory. How long? Forever and ever and ever and ever. Eternally. Really, Forever? Yes. For all eternity, God makes this promise to us.
Now let me ask you again. Suppose we understood the truth of our foundational verse in the deepest areas of our hearts. What would hold us back from praying to the God of the universe, Creator of all things? I mean really taking hold of the power of the Holy Spirit in our prayers and allowing Him to work in us. Then believing God hears us and will answer our prayers. How much more would we see and experience the magnitude, the glory, and the miracles of God. I believe that we are only seeing a small fraction of what God wants to accomplish for His glory in His Church.
Scripture says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him.” (Psalm 34:8 NKJV) Here the psalmist describes his personal experience of God’s goodness. God is alive. Knowledge that God is alive comes from personal encounter of the goodness of God. You might ask, “When have I had any personal encounter with God?” If you have been saved and renewed by the Holy Spirit, you have had a personal encounter. In me, that encounter was exceedingly, abundantly above all that I could ask or think.
Friend, you and I are only one defining decision away from a totally different life. One decision. Will we choose to believe in the power of God to answer prayer or not? The size of our prayers should be relative to the size of our God. And if God knows no limits, then neither should our prayers. God is able to do more, provide more, heal more, equip more, restore more, renew more, and to save more than ALL that we can ask or think. Let’s just believe. Hallelujah!
Great and mighty God. You are above all things and You desire to answer our prayers beyond our ability to understand or comprehend. May we, Lord, fully take hold of this promise and allow Your Holy Spirit to work in us so that we can experience the magnitude of You. Help us with our unbelief, God, that You are truly able to do the impossible. In Jesus Name. AMEN.
Don’t believe me, believe God!