OUR GOD IS ABLE

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Maybe you’re tired. Maybe you’re weary. Maybe you’re sad. Maybe you’re weak. Maybe you’re heartbroken. Maybe you’re lonely. Maybe you’ve lost hope. Maybe – maybe not. But you need to hear this anyway.

Here are two verses for you to consider. “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.” Ephesians 3:20-21

This article was originally written and posted by Jim Perdue

OUR GOD IS ABLE

Maybe – just maybe – you need to hear that. I’m guessing you’re just like every other person in the entire world. From time to time you need to be encouraged. From time to time you need to be reminded. Remember a few things about Almighty God.

1. Able to do. Only Christ can provide you the power that you need to live for Him. You can’t do it on your own. You don’t have the strength. We tend to think of the Christian life as only imitation – trying to be like Jesus. But the Bible says the Christian life is first incarnation – Christ in you. Think about it. The infinite power of God Almighty resides within you. Now that’s power!

2. Above all we ask. Look at that verse again. Do you see those words? “Exceedingly abundantly above all…” Do you get the point? God can do so much more than we ever imagine. What would you do for God if you knew you couldn’t fail? What vision has God placed on your heart? What is your greatest passion? God can do more than we ask or think. The problem is, we don’t ask or think.

3. According to the power. Look at the words “according to.” This means “in proportion to.” We are blessed in direct proportion to God’s ability. God’s ability is limitless. Therefore His blessings are limitless. This power works within us to accomplish His purpose for His glory. It’s the power that dwells in us through the Holy Spirit.

4. All for His glory. Now this is incredible. All that God does in us, through us, and for us brings Him glory. It is for our good. But more importantly, it is for His glory. “To all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Lastly – you need to hear this. God is able. He really is. You may think that you’re situation is too big for Him – it’s not. You may think you’re problem is too difficult for Him – it’s not. You may think you’re situation is different – it’s not. You may think it’s over – it’s not. God is able. Hear it, believe it, live it!

This article was originally written and posted by Jim Perdue

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4 responses to “OUR GOD IS ABLE”

  1. Rebecca Foster says :

    Very heart touching and so wise.This journey I’m on is showing me just how much I haven’t been leaning on God to be ABLE in all aspects of my life as much as I thought I was letting him be. Am I a hypocrite? No. I am made of flesh and blood and makes mistakes. I have already stated I am on a journey. These past days have been difficult and eye opening. Since hearing all about all the names of God, I have been encouraged and am letting him, Jehovah Jireh, be my provider, my strong tower. Amazed at all the names of God and how each name impacts me and the insights HE has given me into how I can be a stronger and more effective Christian and person. In the ebbs and tides of life here I find myself coming out of the ebb and rising with the tide. Thank you Jehovah Jireh, Eloim and all the names of God for teaching me and helping me grow.
    Thank you Pastor Anthony for each sermon you have been speaking on this month.

  2. Judy Scurr says :

    Amen! One of my favorite verses with a promise.

  3. Roger says :

    So true Anthony. Perhaps we are too focused on being Christ like and not focused enough on knowing the one who is already in us. And by knowing, I do not mean a bunch of facts, but a real relationship with Him. I am sure that the more intimate we become with God, the more Christ like we will be, and the more in tune we will be with His will. I was so blessed by the prayer meeting we had last night, and I am convinced that prayer is truly the key to all that God has in store for His children. I thank God for the family He has blessed me with, and I pray that we will never stop seeking Him in prayer. God bless you, Sonja and Gloria, and may His grace and favour always be upon you.

    • Anthony Does says :

      Roger sorry I did not reply earlier to your comment but what you say is very true. Part of your answer is in part the catalyst for this new prayer series at Bethel. I hope “Pray like Jesus” will inspire more people to realize the key to unlock more of what God has in store for all of us. Keep posting but more importantly keep praying.

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