Sometimes we limit God, don’t you think? We put Him in a box, without even realizing it. Then we place the lid firmly on that box because we know just what is needed in the situation. We might even tie a pretty bow around the box, just to make it look like we have our act together and all.
How do we do this?
Just by being human. You see, we may not intend to limit God, but our minds just aren’t capable of grasping the whole picture. Even the most sound intellectual minds of our age aren’t capable of thinking higher than the Creator of the Universe.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9
When I try to wrap my head around the intricacy of God’s plan for the entire world, my mind nearly explodes. So when I go to God in prayer with my “agenda,” I’m sure if I were him, I’d be shaking my head at me. While he loves to hear my voice and listen to my heart, he wants to give me more than I ask him for.
Doesn’t it seem strange to be afraid to ask God for too much? It’s as if we think we are standing in line at the school cafeteria and God just dollops a spoonful of potatoes on our plate. We really love mashed potatoes and want to ask for more, but well, potatoes are a starch and they just can’t be too good for a person.
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
This is God’s Word saying:
Girl, God’s not only got your mashed potatoes; He’ll give you a whole plate of them if you’re that hungry. And he knows you love gravy. Yep- get yourself some gravy. That gravy is better than any you’ve ever tasted before.
Ok, so that’s my loose interpretation but truthfully?
God’s plan for your life extends far beyond your mind’s creativity level.
God’s plan for you exceeds your logical ability to request from him and you can’t even begin to imagine what He has in store for you.
So go ahead. Love him. Ask for more. Dream bigger.
Because he loves you. That. Much.
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I’ve been dreaming pretty big lately and if you hang out on our Facebook page, (which you will love!) then you might have gathered I enjoy coffee. (Almost as much as gravy.) Dayspring has this cool coffee mug designed with Eph. 3:20 that I wanted you to see…
I love the verse on the mug:
God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20
So I’m asking a big question today:
If you could ask God for anything, what would it be?
I’m challenging you to share it with us–
that prayer you’ve been praying for 10 years…
or that dream you’ve thought the Holy Spirit was whispering to your heart, but you’ve been afraid to say out loud….
Or that silly little thing you haven’t taken to God because you know that it’s just “too small.”
No matter the issue.
Today we’re going to pray for more than we can ask or imagine.
Even more than a second helping of mashed potatoes with gravy.
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