Surely, God can exceed abundantly above all we can ask or think; however, the question is, does our lifestyle meet the requirements to receive all He can do?
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)
Our hands are extended, but are we prepared to receive?
That familiar Scripture in Ephesians is favored, but the last part is essential and often overlooked: according to the power that worketh in us. There’s no doubt that God’s unlimited power is able to exceed our expectations, but do we have the spiritual maturity, the “stuff” to bring about that level of manifestation?
For the Ephesians, the apostle Paul prayed that they would be strengthened with spiritual power and that Christ would dwell in them as they are rooted in love. (See Ephesians 3 for Paul’s full prayer.) That same prayer should be our focus today.
Questions to ponder:
- Do we put God first in our lives?
- Do we love Him more than our prayer requests?
- Do we seek Him daily for no other reason but to be in His presence?
- Does Christ dwell in our hearts?
- Is our top priority to learn and grow spiritually in God?
- Is our aim to please Him?
We might have legitimate circumstances that we need God to address, but He wants us to want Him for Who He is.
Surely, God is able to do far more than we can ever imagine; but have we met the spiritual conditions to receive all He can do?
Surely He’s Able!
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