Devotional by: Captain Dana Bigelow
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
In the scripture, Ephesians 3:20-21, we are equipped with a blessing, a promise that God is going to do far more for us than we ask or think He can do, according to the power at work in us. Something to observe in this blessing is God is mentioned three times and we as believers are mentioned twice. Being equipped is not about us, it is about Him. Being equipped is not about the tools that we can receive to make us better, more liked, or more qualified. The reason God is blessing us more than we ask or think is because He is equipping us with the power to work through us and in us for His glory and honor. Often times I think we can get hung up on the first portion of this verse and twist the idea that God is going to bless me, God is giving me, or God is going to using me. We get so hung up on this verse we don’t realize that it is all for His glory, His honor, and His plan. Not only to make a difference in our personal lives, working within us, around us, but to make a difference throughout all generations. This benediction is not only a blessing for us but to give God the praise and honor He deserves.
What is God equipping you to do?
How can you use your blessings to honor Him today?
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,”
What big request could you boldly bring before God today—a request that you’ve been scared to ask?