Today, I have question for you to consider:
What are you reluctant to ask God to do for you?
Is there something you’re afraid to ask Him for?
Scripture tells us that God is able to do immeasurably more than not only all we could ever ask Him to do for us, but He is able to more than we could even think or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
I love that promise! A lot of people love that promise.
But how often do we stop to think about the implications of those words?
That God is not merely able to do all that we ask, but He is super abundantly able, generously able, with an unlimited surplus of resources to do more than we can ask. He can do things greater than we can imagine. Things infinitely beyond our highest prayers, above our most outrageous thoughts, and outside our wildest hopes and dreams.
His only limitations come from us! We limit God by what we don’t ask Him for.
So, what are you not asking Him to do for you?
My own prayers are often too small and my expectations too low, when God says there is no limit to what I can anticipate from Him.
Why? Why would I have such low expectations from a God who promises more than I can imagine?
So many reasons…
I doubt He hears me or that He really wants do for me what I want to ask.
I’m afraid I will be disappointed if He doesn’t respond they way I want Him to.
I’m reluctant of what He might require of me, and what if I don’t like His answer?
Jesus told His disciples in John 14 that they would do even greater things than He did, and that whatever they would ask Him for, He would do for them.
What a bold promise! Yet how often do we lay claim to it?
What are the hard circumstances, the difficult challenges, the painful problems you are facing right now that you think are too much for God to handle or too far gone for Him to restore or too impossible for Him to fix?
I want you to know, dear friend, that your God is not merely able, but He is exceedingly abundantly beyond able, with an unlimited supply of resources, to do all that you ask, even more than you can imagine, infinitely beyond your highest prayers, and far above your deepest desires or your wildest hopes and dreams.
Will you ask Him? He hears your cries for mercy. He turns His ear to you, He bends down to listen when you call on Him (Psalm 116:1-2).
And He is able.