“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
(Ephesians 3:20–21 ESV)
I’m dying to see this verse come true.
Some people have their faith shaken by God’s actions in the older testament.
I’m not one of them.
Some people have their faith shaken by the doctrine of hell.
Again, I’m not one of those.
I suspect that I know some who will dwell there and they wouldn’t want it any other way.
Some people get rattled by the works of scientists and philosophers, but they don’t move me either.
No, nothing rattles my faith… except the promises and the promise I’ve noted above more than any other.
It’s not the record of hard stuff that gets me doubting, it’s all the promises of good stuff that in my sixth decade on the planet ring hollow.
My God is able to do more than I can ask or think and that’s an awesome ability…if He were only willing to use it more often.
I pray for myself and others to receive jobs and healings and revelations and hope and I sometimes dare to imagine good jobs, and good health, and salvations, and faith.
Not much happens…and the doubts come and shout blasphemies at my soul.
They remind me that I will die sick, broke, and broken.
They like to emphasize the part about dying.
Then another Voice is heard…
It says that the power that lies within me is the power of resurrection…and before one can experience the power of resurrection, one must die.
It says that on that resurrection day I will see that God has done far more abundantly than all I could have asked or thought.
I really am dying…to see it.
Make your own application…