With God, Anything is Possible

Paul gives us a reminder that the God we serve is so much greater than we know.  In Ephesians 3:20, Paul writes,  "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen." What an awesome thought! Think of the greatest thing you believe God could ever do. Then, realize that God can do so much more than even that!

How easy it is for us, though, to underestimate God. In our uncertainty and doubt, we sometimes ask too small. I understand, of course, that God is not obligated to do whatever "we ask or imagine." Sometimes, in God's wisdom, he knows that what we want is not actually the best or wisest. Or he may have other plans in mind. However, that should not keep us from asking our Heavenly Father to move powerfully.

Jesus tells us about the heart of our Father in Luke 11 when it comes to prayer:
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for[f] a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

The Heavenly Father is a good God who loves his children and longs to give good gifts to us. I want you to note something further. Jesus wraps up these words with the best and greatest gift we could seek: God's presence. The Holy Spirit is God with us, guiding and empowering us to be the people he has made us to be.

As you pray this week, keep this in mind. God is good. God loves you. God is so much more powerful than you know. And, God longs to be within you, guiding and empowering you to become more like him. And it begins with prayer.

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