“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)
In his worshipful book about the attributes of God, “Knowledge of the Holy,” A.W. Tozer says this: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
One of the significant implications of how we think about God is the way we approach Him in prayer. If, for example, we fail to acknowledge or otherwise underestimate His awesome, boundless power, we will then appropriate less of that power to animate our Christian lives. If, however, we rightly believe that His power available to us is “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,” we will then seek the full abundance of His power with confidence, conviction, and boldness. And it is essential that we do so. Our calling as His people is to live distinctively, love sacrificially, and lead servantly, all for His glory. To fulfill that purpose, we need the fullness of the supernatural empowerment that only He can furnish.
And, oh, how strong is His empowerment! Earlier in His epistle to the Ephesian Church, the Apostle Paul describes the efficacy of the power that avails to God’s people: “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know ... the incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 1:18-20).
We cannot raise the dead. But by drawing on the transcendent strength of His indwelling Spirit, we can live in such a way as to point others to the One who can!
Question: Do you firmly believe that God supplies us with an incomparable, all-sufficient power to live supernaturally, for His glory?
Challenge: Abide always, pray boldly, and live daily in His power.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the rich and abundant equipping of the Spirit, that we might live to make you known.
Arnie Knecht, League Coordinator -- American Association