Thankful Tuesday by Parris
“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, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.” Eph. 3:20
Once again I’m compelled to turn to the book of Ephesians. I think Paul took ink and paper and became an artist in this book. He loved to paint a picture with words. This scripture has continued to challenge me throughout my life. What I failed to realize is that he is talking about our prayer life and the power of God working through us.
You see God goes beyond our thinking and our asking. He likes to transcends all powers of the mind. We can never ask too much, and can never think too much, He wants us to ask beyond God’s ability till I have thought beyond God’s ability, which is of course impossible. But yet Paul challenges us to enlarge our prayer life to take on petitions beyond our human understanding!
When is the last time you stretched out your dreams and visions and cry to even greater depths and greater heights, until we say, “thou hast done exceedingly above all that we ask.” Another commentary states, “The finite can never grasp the infinite and our poor mortal capacities cannot hold God’s idea of pardon. We may have some notion of forgiveness, but not until you yourself have entered personally into the mystery of this forgiveness, can you understand or have any hint of the depth of the sea into which God has cast the sins of which we have repented.”
You see there are so many facets of the Christian life that goes beyond everything we could have dreamed of, forgiveness being one of them and holiness and the mercy of God just to name a few. It’s time to open up the gates and let the King of Glory come in.
How do we tap into this power? Well by being filled with the fulness of God to overflow capacity. Reach out to grasp the heights, plunge into the depths and live in its breath. Have you gotten yourself into a rut? Did you attempt to do something for God and fail? My friend get yourself back up because even in your so called failures God works mysteriously and miraculously. Believe again trust again and stretch again.
You never know, you just might meet the Jesus of today, yesterday, and forever!