Ephesians 3: 20-21 - "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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen"
I think this is my new favorite Bible verse and I will always remember when Priscilla said " God goes BEYOND beyond."
Priscilla Shirer is an awesome speaker and the verse above, she took word by word and broke it down. Funny how we can just read some thing and not really understand what it means. We serve a God who is just ABLE. With everything that is going on now, it is time for us to start considering everything God has told us. In the midst of any and every thing going on, when things seems impossible, God is the only one able to do something right now with just one word. I think sometimes we look at the President on TV and always want to say something, good or bad and talk about how he isn't doing this or that...well, maybe he's not the one we need to be relying on. Yes, he is the leader of our country, but even he doesn't know everything and won't get it all right. Like him or not, we need to be praying that God give our President the wisdom and knowledge to lead our country down the right path.
No matter where we are now, it is time to turn to God. We tend to concentrate on our problems rather than on the one who is able to FIX our problems. We need to fix our eyes on Christ and give it all over to Him. There is no situation that we can control no matter how much we think we have it all together. We will start to live and have an abundant life when we can praise God in the midst of any problem we have going on.
Everything God tells us is true. I cannot think of one place in the Bible that I have to question. I may not like everything I read and normally that's because it's something I have done and don't want to get called on it, but its true and God keeps His word. And when God tells us something, it is our business to know that He can do it, but it is HIS business to choose to do it. Not everything we ask of God will happen. God, in His wisdom, knows the plan and how it is suppose to work, and just because He does not answer us when we would like, does not mean God does not have the power.. God IS the power and is able to do anything.... for you! I think it is hard for some of us to realize that some things just ARE, but I do think like the verse says, all things work together for good to those who love the Lord. God is working to build His kingdom and he loves us.
OK.. this is the part I love..... she said... God is able to do exceedingly beyond our beyond!! Think about it. When we think we can't walk another mile, we can't handle one more late bill, one more upset from someone we love who hurt us, one more problem, God has our backs and He can keep going when we can't. I think that's gonna be my new saying thanks to Priscilla... God goes beyond, beyond!!
All we have to do is ask for the things we need. The verse above says so. Anything we ask or IMAGINE to ask (imagine now, think about that!), He can, if He chooses to, do something. God cares about everything that is going on in our lives, even the little things. If it concerns you, it concerns God. God sees us, He hears us, He cares and He can do just what we need Him to do.
Like I said and have said before, not everything we ask for, we are going to get. God knows better than we do about the things we need but we can't keep God boxed in. We can't call on Him when we think we are unable to handle things but when we want to try to control the situation (which we can't) we do it on our own. Doesn't work that way. God is predictable in His character, but sooo unpredictable in His activity. We don't know if He will always answer us like we want, but be sure that the answer we get is one that will be in our best interest.
Two little verses, so many wonderful ideas and thoughts! The conference was great!
God goes beyond beyond.
I hope you all have a great day. Lord willing, we will talk again soon! Love ya!