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As the Apostle Paul finishes his prayer from Ephesians 3:14-21, he writes something that may be initially glossed over. Ephesians 3:20 (NIV) reads, 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…
Many read this text and acknowledge that yes, God is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine. And yes, this statement is absolutely true. But read the entire verse again. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine… within us…
Writing to the Christians in Ephesus, Paul was sure to emphasize that God is at work within His people and that He can do immeasurably more within His people than we could ever ask or imagine.
Looking back through all of Ephesians 1-3, one way to summarize this half of the letter is to say that God has already accomplished, and will continue to accomplish immeasurably more than you could ask or imagine within His people. We simply need to trust Him as He as working within us.
READING & PRAYERS:
EPHESIANS 3:14-21 (also read the commentary notes in your study bible of choice)
Review Ephesians 1-3. In what ways has God already accomplished immeasurably more than you could ask or imagine within you?
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that if I answer the above question it will take pages and pages of notes to answer in full. Sometimes I may not even have the words to acknowledge what you have accomplished within me. Today, may I be regularly reminded that You have accomplished great things within me and will continue to do so. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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