3.3.14 "Be Bold With Big Prayers!"

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Lord,

To whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  We ask that you speak to us through your Holy Word.  Please allow us to put aside anything that would distract us from you and your great love for us.  May the words we read go deep into our hearts and may they strengthen us for holy living.

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen!

 

Ephesians 3:19 - 21

19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now 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, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

 

Immeasurably.  Cannot be measured.  It is difficult for me to get my mind around that concept.  We measure everything: wealth, beauty, distances, and even things like humor and emotions.  For a math/science guy like me it is hard to think of something that can’t be measured.  But Paul is trying to tell me that we have a God whose able-to-do-ness is beyond measure.  Every once in a while I think I actually get a glimpse of what Paul is talking about.  When I look up in the sky and see so many stars that I can’t begin to count them, when I see something as majestic as the Grand Canyon, when I stand on a beautiful beach and look out into the ocean.  It’s at those times that I can begin to appreciate how much ability and power God really has.

So how should this awareness of God’s true power affect my life?  Of all the ways it affects me, I’d like to focus on prayer.  Knowing that God does immeasurably more that I can ask or imagine means I can pray prayers that are bigger and bolder.  I need to ask for the moon, because God will give it to me.  His resources are without limit so I don’t need to be conservative in the way I pray.

I encourage you to stop right now and pray a prayer that comes from the bottom of your heart.  Pray for what is truly on your heart.  Don’t pray a “safe” prayer.  Be bold!  Remember, you have a God who can’t be measure or quantified.  He is waiting for our big prayers!

Mark