Ephesians 3:20 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. NLT
Let’s look at each part of this scripture verse:
“Now all glory to God”- Every thing we do should result in glory to God. My life vision since 1986 includes: By the grace of God “do all to the glory of God.” [1 Corinthians 10:31] This “all” means everything in the workplace, church, home, hospital, rehab, gym, school, bedroom, for pleasure, while eating, driving, trials, trouble, success, failure, loss, victory, etc. Dr Erwin Lutzer said 1/29/2017: “”Will you pray this prayer in the morning before rolling out of bed; “God, may Your glory be revealed in me today, at my expense.”” #JaxPC2017 [His way, not my way]
“Who is able, through His mighty power”– We serve the sovereign all powerful God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe. “”‘Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power…! Nothing is too difficult for You,” [Jeremiah 32:17]
“at work within us”- God is at work within all His children. He is present in our lives and wherever we go He goes with us. His power is available to us. The book “How People Change” said “God calls us to a life of constant change, constant work, constant growth, and constant confession and forgiveness. Making us holy is God’s unwavering agenda until we are taken home to be with Him in heaven. He will do whatever He needs to produce holiness in us. God is not working for our comfort and ease; He is working on our growth.”
“to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think”– this may be one of the most stunning promises in the Bible. The power of God, like the love of God, is beyond human understanding or measurement. He wants us to ask and think large!
Have I surrendered my all to God and His will out of gratitude and thankfulness for what He has done for me, not out of duty? Have I limited God by my lack of faith in His love, grace,
Omnipotence- all powerful universe wide,
Omnipresence- present every where at the same time,
Omniscience- infinite knowledge in virtual reality; past, present, and future and
Omniattentiveness- He cares for me and wants the best for me- “For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” [2 Chronicles 16:9a]?
How can I not think and ask for large things as by His grace I am growing in holiness and the image of Jesus Christ?
What a promise from God through Paul who suffered much for Jesus, but accomplished much in His name!
This verse made me think of this song.
I SURRENDER ALL (With Lyrics) : Don Moen– this video had 568,436 views as of 1/30/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlwlXx1iGWk
Henry Luke 1/30/2017