Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
20Now 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, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Have you had any experiences like this? Where God has given you more than you could imagine?
Sometimes I forget that our God is able to do more than we can ask or imagine. We will ask things we want but God will answer in His way and His time, and when He answers it will be better than what we asked for. There may be times we don't realize that His answer was better than we hoped for, but in time, the truth of the blessing will shine through. We have to be willing to see it, though, and see past the fact that He might not have answered in the way we hoped – but don't be discouraged, because His way is so much better!!
I also want to share The Message version of this passage:
20-21God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Glory to God in the church! Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus! Glory down all the generations! Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!
“God can do anything, you know”! What a statement! I use this term a lot when I talk, when I really want to drive a point home and make sure it's being understood - “you know”. So matter-of-factly! Far beyond our wildest dreams, more than we can fathom or understand. He loves us greatly, so much that He sent His only son to die for us – all to prove His love for us. A fact I, personally, need to be reminded of!
Father, we thank You for Your love and for the wondrous way that You work in our lives. You are so mighty and powerful and even within that place; You are so loving and caring. We are humbled by Your greatness and we love You dearly. In Jesus' Name, Amen.