“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 the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Anytime I come across this passage, whether it be for a personal devotional reading, preparing for a sermon or teaching in a small group study, I am always reminded how often I limit God. I certainly teach and encourage others that God can work in amazing and mysterious ways, but often I fail to believe that myself. Sometimes, it’s much easier encouraging others than actually living it out myself. I’m reminded that I need to also believe that God can and will do things in life that are beyond our comprehension.
Don’t we so often limit what God can do? We often say, “Oh, that will never happen”. God is never bound by limitations. He is so far beyond us and far greater than anything we could ever think of. Look at the words, “immeasurably more”. Our God is an awesome God who is capable of so much more than we could ever possibly understand. He works in mysterious ways that we most often never see and didn’t think would happen.
I’m encouraged by Paul’s words to the church in Ephesus about how God works in amazing ways and beyond our understanding. I hope you are encouraged by his words as well. Not only can God do amazing things beyond our imagination, but He also works amazing ways within us. He does great things all around us as well as working through our lives and changing us in ways we never thought possible.
I have to admit that I’m ashamed sometimes at how I limit what God can do in my life. I often doubt and see things only from a certain perspective and forget that God is above my thoughts and ideas. I have to constantly remember that God is not bound by limitations that we sometimes want to put on Him. He is beyond us and is greater than we could ever imagine. I hope we are all thankful to serve a Heavenly Father Who is so great, awesome and beyond our understanding!