Here’s an important reminder straight from the Book of Books …
“Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work
within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more
than we would ever dare to ask or hope.”
Ephesians 3:20 (New Living Translation)
Please tell me that you aren’t sitting down any longer. Read it again. Are you still seated? If so, something must be drastically wrong with you. This twenty-nine word sentence is enough to make a person leap to their feet and get excited. Why? It shares that there is a gigantic possibility that the person reading this blog post can connect with the almighty God and take on and accomplish the impossible. But, again, it a gigantic possibility. What makes this only a possibility? We change possibility into reality when we recognize these three things:
- We have to recognize the enormity of that Holy Ghost power abiding within us.
- We have to dare.
- We have to ask or hope (“think” King James Version).
This is so, so simple, so simple that many of us totally miss it. The lack of God’s manifest power isn’t a God-issue. It’s an “us” issue. In case that you missed it, it’s us, it’s us, it’s us. And, it’s an easy fix. God is waiting on us to both acknowledge and act upon the reality that He is more than able to more than fulfill (is the excitement crescendoing?) far more than the promises that He has given you about your ministry to children. To make this happen, God has deposited by His Spirit within you an infinite, immeasurable, mighty power. Quit acting as though that you are weak and powerless. The very same power that raised Christ from the dead is residing within you! It’s time to boldly, authoritatively stand up and act in that power. This power will cause you to dare to take on the impossible. Remember that with God, it’s impossible to be impossible. And lastly, quit insulting and questioning God’s ability by asking small requests and thinking puny, small dreams. Big requests and gigantic dreams don’t intimidate God one iota. God doesn’t have a panic attack when you dare to go beyond your limits and think gigantic, impossible, God-size dreams. Allow the size of your God to set the size of your dreams.
Now, with God, go take on the impossible!