Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (American Standard Version)
Through my work in ministry and counseling I have encountered many people that felt as if God has let them down. He has said No to their prayers; to their inmost desires even after they have been faithful to his word. After all Gods own word says in Psalms 37:4 "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." So how do you respond when you have been (truly) devoting yourself to the Lord and yet he still seems to withhold from you the thing you desire most?
Perhaps He is not saying no. Perhaps God wants us to step back and see that he is ABLE to do EXEEDING ABUNDANTLY MORE than what we ask. Imagine that! God wants more for us than we can even concieve in our minds. He is ABLE to do more for us than we can ever desire! We have heartache over what is deemed to be an unfullfilled desire, when God is masterminding so much better. Does God want us to let go of that precious desire that in its humanness has so many limitations, so we can experience what He desires for us in all its grandure?
As I write I have dear loved ones and friends desiring marriage, desiring babies, desiring security, desiring forgiveness and most don't see these desires being fullfilled anytime soon. I would challenge those friends tonight to be patient with these desires. Do not become burdened by them. Do not loose heart, do not give up faith. Rejoice in what God is doing in behind the scenes. God is fashioning a Grand Plan for your life! We serve a mighty God! He is ABLE to do EXEEDING ABUNDANTLY beyond what we can concieve. Hold tight to His word, find delight in His ways and He will grant you the desires of your heart but in His grand and mighty way.