“MAKE YOUR PLANS LARGE!”
One of my most prized possessions is my mother’s Bible. Shortly after she went to be with the Lord, I was leafing through the well-worn and tear-stained pages. In the margin next to Ephesians 3:20 she wrote in red letters: “If God is your partner, make your plans large.”
In that passage of Scripture, Paul wrote, “Now unto Him, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” What power, Paul?
Here Paul is speaking about the mighty power – the very same power – that raised Christ from the dead: the power that is available to Christians that comes from the living God – Creator and Sustainer of the universe. This power from God enables us to accomplish not only more than we can imagine and is possible for us to do on our own – but we are empowered by God Himself to accomplish exceedingly abundantly more than we might even be able to ask or think!
God wants to work in and through the lives of His children – you and me. He wants to make His mighty power that raised His Son, Jesus Christ, from the death and the grave available to each of us. So we must expand how we think – and that comes from studying His word.
“Exceedingly” in this verse suggests excessiveness and “abundantly” means overflowing, or an overabundance of something. But he does not end with those words. He continues by adding: more than we can ask or think! And, that’s difficult for anyone to imagine! But…
If we sincerely take God at His Word, the only limitations on Christians are the ones we place on God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, it is beyond our abilities to truly understand the “mighty power” that is available to us. Increase our faith so we, in turn, can do more for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Now unto Him, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20