One of the most amazing Bible verses underscoring the Greatness of God is found in Paul the apostle’s letter to the church at Ephesus. “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,” he writes (Ephesians 3:20).
Think about it: “Far more abundantly beyond…” The more we believe this verse the more we will Pray big when we pray.
What about you. How does this verse influence how you pray?
All of us have needs that only God can meet. We verbalize those requests or needs to God through prayer. And according to the verse above, nothing we think or say can come close to what God can do. He can do immeasurably far above any need or requests existing in our life.
The point is that God can and wants to do more than just mediocre or ordinary things in our life. He is omnipotent and He wants to use His people in supernatural ways. This divine objective will be realized in our life, however, only if we take our prayer life to a much higher level.
Upon the authority of the verse quoted above, I say to you that no matter what the need is in your life, it pales in comparison to the greatness of God.
Praying in Accordance with the Greatness of God
What we believe about God and His ability to do “far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think” is reflected in the way we pray and believe. If we are honest, however, many of us are guilty of one of the following:
1. Praying Routine or Mediocre Prayers.
We pray about simple things such as for ample food, clothing and shelter. Or we pray repetitious prayers that we have been praying since we first became saved. Or the things we talk to God about or what we ask Him to do for us is less than what He would do for us even without our asking.
In other words, prayer to us is just a religious ritual. Our faith has no place in the process.
2. Doubting When We Pray Big
On the other extreme are those who Pray Big when they pray. Sometimes when I am in a corporate prayer meeting I hear people praying and making requests to God for these lofty things. For instance, they may pray for God to use them to raise the dead. Or they may pray for God to shake the very foundation of the ground on which they stand.
Of course, God can do those things and more. The problem is that too often when we pray those things our faith or the lack thereof won’t let us believe on that level. Accordingly, though we may pray big, we see so little of those things realized in our life. I believe by and large that is the current status of the Christian church.
My friend, what is the most challenging situation in your life today? Pastor, what is it that’s got you ready to throw in the towel and quit the ministry? Mom, Dad; don’t give up on your lost son or daughter you have been praying for to the point of despair.
I commend you to the greatness of God, our heavenly Father. “Far more abundantly beyond” all that you ask or think. That’s what He can and wants to do on your behalf. It is the extent to which you believe that will dictate how you pray.
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