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.
—Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV)
Many read Ephesians 3:20 and leave off the phrase “according to the power that works in us.” But it is this phrase that reveals the truth of this verse. God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we ask or think, ACCORDING to His power working in us.
A synonym for “according” is “allowing.” His power works within us to the amount that we allow—to the extent that we act upon what we believe by faith. What God promises is exceedingly and abundantly more than we ask or even think. But are we willing to allow God’s power to work in us—transforming how we think and what we believe? God has already fulfilled His promises in the gift of His Son. Our part is to believe what we have received in Christ, take His “exceedingly and abundantly more that we ask or think” at full value, and appropriate what He promises by faith.
Faith is the evidence of things not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1). It takes no faith to believe what your eyes see. It takes faith to believe in God’s Truth. That is why we are told to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Faith comes by hearing the Word (Romans 10:17). The Word is Truth (John 17:17). The Truth that you HEAR and you KNOW in your heart will set you free (John 8:32). God’s Truth doesn’t benefit your life if you don’t believe it by faith.
If we are going to see the supernatural power of God, we have to connect what we believe and how we think to God’s Word. Then we will see God actually making a difference in our lives and the lives of others. It is easy to identify with what you see. To walk by faith and not by sight, you have to intentionally choose to have faith in God’s Truth over what you see.
Do you believe that God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all you ask or think? He will—according to His power that you allow working in you. It is the same life-giving power that rose Jesus from the dead. Trust what the Holy Spirit reveals in His Word. Believe His promises. Stand on them. Step out in faith. And experience miracles above all you ask or think.
©2021 Lynn Lacher