Sunday, September 28, 2014
September 26 – Beyond what we can imagine
Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 NET)
Though you may know the correct answer to the question, “Is God all powerful?” You may not actually live your life as if that were true. Most of us have to admit that there are times when we doubt whether God will, or is able to, do that impossible miracle what we need so much. Our limited minds limit God. Mary and Martha felt that way when Jesus took a longer time to come to their home when their brother Lazarus lay dying. When Jesus finally got there, Lazarus had already been dead four days. They loved Jesus and believed in His power, but they were tempted to believe that it was too late for a miracle. Could Jesus actually have failed them? Not at all. Lazarus’ death was a part of God’s plan – Jesus wanted them to still believe, despite how hopeless it seemed.
Be aware that giving up on a request because others tell you it’s too late, may just be the voice of unbelief. If God has confirmed that He will fulfill His promise to you, then don’t allow circumstances to crush your spirit. Keep believing in what you don’t yet see, and remember that with God, nothing is impossible. Imagine for a moment, the absolute best-case scenario that you could possibly conjure up in your mind. Then realize that God has the power to do far beyond that! God’s goodness is amazing and powerful, and it’s not just for the first century believers, but to His Church for all generations.