“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
Now – current, right now, today, this second, this hour, at the present.
Able – completely able, capable, easy, ready, smart, strong
Far/More – greatly/extra, noticeably/higher, remarkably/enhanced, substantially/exceeding, well/Increased
Abundantly – ample, bountiful, generous, rich, sufficient, abounding, exuberant, filled, lavish
All – complete, entire, full, greatest, outright, utter
Ask - appeal, beg, call for, claim, demand, order, plead, request, seek, urge, crave, knock, pray
Think – consider, feel, guess, see, understand, conclude, hold, imagine, project, vision
According to – conforming to, in agreement with, in keeping with, in line with, just as
Power at work within us!
Him be glory!
In Christ Jesus!
This is my memory verse for the week, and I can’t get over the depth of what this verse proclaims. My hope, joy, and awe is restored each time I read it. This verse is a verse that gives me hope of a calling, a hope in the purpose He has for my life. It shatters my fears. It refocuses my faith. It relaxes my anxiety.
This verse meets you were you are at in life, wherever you are at. The fact that God dreams bigger than we can dream, and not only that…but He is able to put it into reality. Just take a few seconds to let that sink in. His is Completely ABLE. Able to do more, not just more but far more, not just far more but abundantly far more. GLORY TO HIS NAME! Not only is He Able, but what He is able to do is not according to ‘us’, or ‘what we've done’, or ‘how many years we've been a Christian’, or ‘how many verses we have memorized’, or ‘how many Sundays we've been to church’, or ‘how much we have read the bible’…not according to us at all…BUT According to the Power at work within us! According to His Grace, His Mercy, His Goodness, His Righteousness, His Power, His Glory, His Beauty, His Knowledge, His Truth, His Timing…according to His Unlimited Able-ness.
Thank you Jesus, my words will never be enough praise for who you Are. My voice will never be enough praise for what You have done, are doing, and will do.
To Him be Glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, then, now, and forever. Amen. So be it. It is so.