The “more” that God wants for your life is beyond comprehension. It’s not limited to space and time, not able to be measured with earthly devices or human minds. Ephesians 3:20-21 tells us plainly, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us” (MSG).
Have you ever stopped to think about that? God can do anything. And not just a little bit more than you have already asked for or dreamed of. Far more.
What are your wildest dreams? Your craziest ideas, deepest longings, and grandest plans—the things you’ve not dared to tell anyone and barely allowed your soul to imagine? I ask because it is exactly that dream, that vision, those grand plans of yours that aren’t enough. What a small thinker you are! All of heaven is looking down upon you, shaking their heads, and saying “Is that all?! Is that all he wants? Is that all she can dream of?”
Allow me to stretch your thinking right here, on the very first day of our devotions together, because we serve the ultimate big thinker. No plans of yours even compare to His. Your heart’s cry for more has been answered with a chuckle and a grin of a Father’s heart that takes what you see and expands it into something you can’t see.
Our God can take every limitation that has been put on your life—by yourself or by others—and expand your heart and purpose in a way that is way bigger, way higher, way more effective than anything you could imagine.
These devotions are about the character and nature of the God we serve and His desire to see each and every one of us experience the Ephesians 3 life. His desire is to see us filled to overflowing with every good, wonderful, and perfect gift from our heavenly Father, purposed to build the church, expand the kingdom, and echo His name throughout the generations.
For your prayer time today: Ask the heavenly Father to begin expanding your capacity to grasp and follow along with His awesome, amazing plans.
14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 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, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.