29 Aug Nobody likes ‘ordinary’
God wants to take you from ordinary to extraordinary. He wants to exceed your expectations. Yet we tend to settle for what we think is possible. Our possible not Hís possible.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NKJV)
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
The NIV translates the first phrase as “… who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine …”
The Greek word for exceedingly abundantly encapsulates ‘beyond measure, in excess’ and is also translated as ‘advantage, superadded, what is superior and advantageous.’
And the best part is that this is not something you have to travel far to get. The verse says ‘… above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us …’ God hears your request even if you just think it! And the power to accomplish it is not far away or only available from someone else – it is there in us.
You don’t need to stand in line to have an apostle or prophet lay hands on you or pray for you. This power works inside every child of God. You are a Temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16) and the holy of holies is inside of you. Just image: God’s power is manifest inside you. You can ask Him yourself and receive the answer to your prayer directly from Him. Wow!
In the remainder of this year, God will still do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or even just think. He is close to you and hears your heart. He will open doors for you and bless you with opportunities. Have a positive expectation of good. Put your faith in God’s goodness and you will experience it!