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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
You want more. I can see that. You are not likely to ever become complacent. You are always likely to have some measure of dissatisfaction within you. You will never sit down to rest on your laurels. Yesterday’s accomplishments are old news to you. You want to press on. You want to keep on moving forward. For you there are bigger hills to climb. There is more to be accomplished. Do I have a clear picture of what is at work in you? Do I understand your makeup? You made me. You have molded and shaped me. You understand me better than I understand myself. Nothing about me is hidden from you. That’s right.
Do you think I want more for you? Yes, I am certain that you want more for me. I’m sure that there is much more that you want to do in me, for me and through me. I think the desire in me for more comes from you. That’s true. Do you think I am unhappy with you? Do you think that I am dissatisfied with your progress? I think you are pointing out a danger to me. What’s that? Since, I continually want more there is a danger that I might be unhappy and dissatisfied with myself. If I allow those kinds of thoughts to dwell in me, I am likely to become discouraged and depressed. If I am discouraged and depressed, I am not likely to be moving forward with you. Being discouraged and depressed will make it harder for your work in me, for me and through me to be accomplished. Being discouraged and depressed will also hamper the prayers I pray to you. Maybe, I should come back to your question. That would be good. I don’t think you are dissatisfied or unhappy with me. You’re right. Your desire for more is pleasing to me. You want me to hold on to you so you can lead me through life. You want me to keep praying to you. You want to hear and answer my prayers in ways that are beyond what I could ask for, think or even imagine. That’s right, I want to hear your prayers. I will answer your prayers. I will do in you, for you and through you far beyond what you could ever ask, think or even imagine. Will you keep on praying? Will you keep on asking for more? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, I will pray prayers filled with faith. I believe there is no prayer that is either too small or too large to pray. I believe that you will hear and answer all my prayers in ways far beyond what I could ask for, think, or even begin to imagine. Thank you for that. Amen
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