“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can 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 NIV

At some point during our faith walk we begin to see clearly, left to ourselves to manage all of our duties, roles and responsibilities, we would fail miserably to maintain a level of consistency in being productive, progressive and prosperous. Somewhere along the line, including in our faith relationship with God, we would begin to pull back and lighten our burden by prioritizing one thing over another, leaving something undone or less of a priority on our daily ‘to do list.’

God invites the believer to trust in the wonder of His love and the display of His splendor to equip, enable and empower them and allow Him to work in and through them to achieve what they could not on their own, or in their own strength. The New Testament book of Hebrews explains it like this, “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16 NIV It is at the throne of grace, through prayer, the believer positions him or her self to encounter the supernatural, immeasurably more God proclaims and promises for those who sincerely seek Him with persistence and confidence.

Prayer invites God to fulfill what He proclaims and promises in His word as He invites us to delight and meditate on it as the blessed man in Psalm 1 did. Prayer is the believer’s posture and disposition that expresses to God, ‘I believe that what you proclaim and promise is meant for me, but I will need you, LORD, in order for me to experience what is written in your word.’ This is what I believe Jesus meant when He declared to His disciples in John 15:5, ‘Apart from me you can do nothing.’ Meaning that what God promises and proclaims in His word cannot be achieved apart from faith and Jesus Christ.

May God bless you and help you to approach Him in prayer, with persistence and confidence, to experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have.

 

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