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Monday, June 3, 2019

More Than

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
—Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

God can accomplish more than we can imagine through His power working in us. Some read this Scripture and don’t even realize the phrase “through his mighty work within us.” They wait for God to perform more than they might ask or think. But this is not what this verse says. We limit God when we don’t understand His power at work in us—when we don’t apply by faith the Resurrection power that we received when we were born again.

“It is impossible to please God without faith,” the writer of Hebrews proclaimed. “Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him” (Hebrews 11:6, NLT).

God wishes us to know Him deeply and intimately. Without faith, we lack in our perception of His grace. Without trust, we can’t understand the power of the Cross. If we come to Him believing that He rewards those who sincerely seek His face, nothing is impossible. When we apply faith to whatever our need, He works mightily within us to accomplish more than we can imagine.

God's work within us is not just about what we see in the natural realm. His most profound work is how He changes our perception of who He is in us—how He renews our minds with His power. When we step out of the security of our self-insured lives and risk the limited person that we believe we are for the Spirit-filled person He knows we are, we discover our true identity. We are His. He lives in us and through us. We aren’t limited by the natural. We see with His eyes—hear with His ears—understand with His understanding. God is able to accomplish exceedingly and abundantly more through us than we might ask or think.

© 2019 Lynn Lacher

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