He is Able

The famous preacher, G. Campbell Morgan had just finished speaking and the last hymn had finished, when a women approached him and asked “Do you think we should pray for even the little things in our lives, or just for the big things?”. In his usual dignified manner he replied, “Madam, can you think of anything in your life that is big to God?”

This has been giving me a lot of food for thought recently. Is anything in my life big to God? After reading about the vastness of space (it would take 100,000 years of space flight to be far enough away from our galaxy to see the Milky Way spiral and yet there are 100 billion galaxies in the visible universe, many with more than 100 billion stars each) and yet Psalm 147:4 says that God knows the name of every single one. I have to conclude that there is nothing in my small life that is big to God. Nothing.

In Ephesians 3 Paul has just finished telling the church that God is able to fill his people with all of his fullness. This means that God can take all of his greatness and display it through all of your smallness! It is at this point in this dialogue that he goes on to say (verses 20-21) that “just in case you think that this is too much – that it’s an impossibility – remember that God is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to His power and for His glory.”

Now, what is it that you need? I want to encourage you to pray in faith, asking God to do far beyond all that we can ask or think to His glory alone.

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