One of my most prized possessions is my mother’s Bible. Its cover is well worn - the brown leather comes through the black dye. The pages are turned up at the corners and show wrinkles from tear stains. Verses are underlined and endless notes in the margins show her thoughts and insights about her insights. There are dates next to many promises of God where she claimed them on behalf of her husband and children, missionaries and friends.
But there is one verse that sums up her undying faith in God: Ephesians 3:20. In the column next to that verse, she wrote: “If God’s your partner, make your plans large!”
Why would she write those words?
Ephesians 3:20 says, “God is able to do.” Certainly, people can “do” too. But the verse continues...
“God is able to do abundantly.” People are limited and often unable to do what needs to be done without including God in the equation.
“God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask.” Is that it, or what more, if anything, is there for us to ask, Paul? Is there anything beyond exceedingly and abundantly?
Yes! “God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think!”
We often limit our asking and thinking because we limit the power and might and Sovereignty of God. No wonder she wrote, “If God’s your partner, make your plans large.”
Prayer: How unfortunate, Father, that we limit You when we limit what we believe You can do for us and through us. Increase our faith to match Your power. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Ephesians 3:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.