God is Able
Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV
Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
Ultimately, the power to hear God is not accomplished through anything we think or do. The truth of the matter is, we’re simply not that powerful. We were not there when the universe was formed. We did not mold a man. We are NOT pure love.
God created and only God creates in you.
One of my favorite scriptures is Ephesians 3:20-21:
“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, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Just like everyone, I have days when I feel powerless. On those days, I feel like I don’t know what the plan is, I can’t see anything coming together, and I find myself praying to get through the day.
When we break that down, that’s actually a good thing. God knows that when I feel powerless, I will turn to Him so I can connect to His power. I listen and watch for God’s power in my life.
My feeling of powerlessness drives me toward God’s powerful abundant resources.
When I can’t see the big picture plan for my life, I learn to rely of God. I turn to Him and thank Him for the plans that are unknown to me that He has already set in motion.
The feeling I have related to my life’s plans causes me to sit with God. God doesn’t always speak the plans He has for me, but I can listen and watch for a vision of what God has for me. Even if the vision is symbolic and I don’t understand it, I know there is a great plan for me.
When everything in my life feels like it’s not coming together, I sometimes feel like I am responsible for making it come together. When I take my hopelessness to God and I listen, He gives me hope that He is the one who will make it all come together. I am reminded that I am not in charge (and folks, that’s a good thing!)
When I find myself praying to get through the day for one reason or another, I lean on God and I listen. Often, God will give me one word. Sometimes it’s, “wait” and other times it’s “soon”. God’s one word encouragements help me to have something real to hold onto.
When God tells me to wait, my ‘go-to’ scripture is Isaiah 40:31:
“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”
When God tells me to wait, I am reminded when I wait on God, my strength will be renewed. I will be able to fly like an eagle. I can run anywhere and I won’t get tired, and I will not be weary. That’s because when I listen and I hear God encouraging me, He is my strength.
When I feel overwhelmed by life I find myself repeating...YOU are Able, God.
Clearly, God doesn’t need to be reminded that He is able. I am the one who needs to remind myself that God hears me, He sustains me, and He has a plan.
In my younger years I made a plan. I found they never worked out, so I don’t really make plans anymore. I simple pray and listen, asking God what the plan IS. I’ve learned that God IS able to do far more than I could ever ask or even think about.
I learned the hard way that whatever my plan was, GOD’s was better.
I learned that listening was the key.
I know that when I recognize my need for God and I listen, He IS ever faithful! he is ABLE to do more than I could ever ask or imagine.
The bottom line is: He is God.
I am not.
Today’s Spiritual Practice is: Take your need to God
Whatever you feel like you lack, take that to God to listen and wait for God to give you His abundance.
In God, Deborah