Paul shares with the church of Ephesus his beautiful prayer for them. He prays for their strength in the faith, as well as for their knowledge and comprehension of the overwhelming love that Jesus Christ has for them. Paul ends his prayer by praising the fullness of God – He who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.
Believers must cling to this wonderful promise of God. God has no limits. There are no limits on His presence or on His power. Believers must be careful to maintain a big view of God, giving Him full authority in our lives and depending fully on Him. When we diminish or doubt God’s ability and power in our lives, we will be tempted to elevate our own performance, plans, and actions over His will for our lives.
Are you struggling to accept that God is strong enough, powerful enough, and loves you enough to conquer and overcome any obstacle in your life? Have you allowed doubt and disbelief to overshadow God’s unlimited power and overwhelming love in your life? Have you forgotten God’s past miraculous actions and answered prayers on your behalf? With whom will you share God’s promise of his power today?
Father God, I thank You for Your vastness… The depths, heights, and lengths of this entire world are smothered in You. There is no place where You cannot work. There is no soul which You cannot save. There is no action that You cannot forgive. There is no place where I can escape or hide from Your presence. Lord, hinder me from minimizing Your power and glory in my life and prevent me from doubting Your power in anyone else’s life. Lord, make Your promises in my heart so heavy, weighted, mighty, and strong that they crush any shred of doubt or discouragement that threatens to creep in. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Ephesians 3:14-21 NKJV