God can do more than we can ever ask or think. What are you believing God for? Is the scope of your request smaller than what He wants to do in your life?
Disclaimer: I am not talking about serving God just to get everything we want like spoiled children; absolutely not. I’m talking about when we have a revelation that loving Him, obeying Him, and being in His presence are blessings by themselves; anything else—are added pluses. (See Psalm 27:4.)
I don’t want to miss out on anything that the Lord wants for me; or miss what He wants me to do for Him. Therefore, after I pray, I’ve learned to ask the Holy Spirit to pray for me. He knows the Father’s will; and if my prayers are too small for my earthly assignments, He will give me the desire to believe for more.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal:
- Are your requests in His will?
- How far is He willing to extend your request if you had the faith to believe for more?
- What does He want you to do with the blessings?
. . .We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God (Romans 8:26-27, NIV).
There’s Kingdom work to be done!
God empowers and equips us to perform certain tasks. If our faith is too small to believe for more, we could possibly be limiting ourselves for His use. Think about the outcomes if Noah, Moses and others didn’t have the amount of faith that it took to do the jobs that were set before them?
I’ve heard people say they don’t want more faith because of the responsibilities attached. They’re right; much is given—much is required (see Luke 12:48.) But it’s not all about us. We have to get our minds off ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to use our lives for His Kingdom. People are watching when God miraculously heals; supernaturally provides; and when He gives comfort during the worst of times. Let’s not limit the Creator of all creations with our lack of faith.
It’s our turn on earth; there’s a lot of work to be done and impacts to be made. Misusing our lives will have bitter results. On the other hand, when we walk in God’s will, the results are glorious and far reaching.
Do you have the faith—to have the faith to believe for more?
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 (Ephesians 3:20).
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.