Ephesians 3:20-21 – “Now to Him, who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory…”
Reflections: I am constantly reminded of how often I “put limits” on God in my life—through my fear, worry, and lower-than-necessary expectations. Though I know I serve a mighty God, I sometimes find that I’m afraid to hope and believe in the big blessings, because of certain past requests that, as yet, have gone unanswered (or so it would seem). Slowly, though, I have begun to understand that it really is all about (1) motive and (2) timing. The Word says that God hears and answers prayers if we first seek Him—His guidance and direction—before we make our requests. Answers to some requests made in flesh and not in Spirit may very well be “No” or “You’re not ready yet.” However, if we truly desire His will above our own, and make our requests with a Godly purpose and a righteous heart, then we know He hears us, and we know we have the petitions we have asked of Him, whatever they may be. If we have this confidence, the only thing left to do is to wait to be amazed. If we seek God first, and give Him space to bring into our lives our mate, our job, our healing, our financial restoration—instead of chasing after these things in our own power—then we open the door to blessings far beyond anything we could ask or think.
1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV) “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”