Joyce Meyer – Exceedingly, Abundantly, Above and Beyond

 

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]. — Ephesians 3:20 (AMPC)

Adapted from the resource Closer to God Each Day – by Joyce Meyer

Have you ever been praying about all the people who are hurting and had a strong desire to help every single one of them? I know I certainly have. In times like this I feel that my desire is bigger than my ability, and it is—but thankfully it isn’t bigger than God’s ability.

When the thing we’re facing in our life looms so huge in front of us that our mind goes “tilt,” we can remember to think with the mind of Christ. In the natural, many things seem impossible. But God wants us to believe for great things, make big plans, and expect Him to do things so amazing that our mouths hang open in awe.

God doesn’t usually call people who are capable; if He did, He wouldn’t get the glory. He frequently chooses those who, in the natural, feel as if they’re completely in over their heads, but who are ready to stand up and take bold steps of faith. They’ve learned the secret of staying close to God and trusting that His superabundant power will work in and through them.

When your desires seem overwhelmingly big and you don’t see how you can accomplish them, remember that even though you don’t know the way, you know the Way Maker!

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You so much for giving me desires that will help build Your kingdom. Help me trust You to lead, guide and strengthen me for each step of the process of seeing those dreams come to pass. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

 

 

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