“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.” Ephesians 3:20-21
In this scripture we see that God is able to do greater than we think. The question is do we believe that He is willing to greater than what we think is possible?
In business, I often struggle with the notion of throwing the MBA analysis out the window to believe in my God who created the world, who sent His Son to die on the cross for my sins. It’s easier for me to believe in the saving grace of Jesus, then to believe He is on my side in business.
Again, its Greek reasoning or agnosticism: where we believe in God and His power and abilities, but deny His desire to do the same in our lives.
In my business, I decided to make the choice of believing that God is provider, that He is Provision. In doing so, it has opened my mind to the point that my expectations of what God can and WILL do, have enlarged. I believe that this thinking has given me room to expand my business and watch God continue to exceed my expectations of Him.
In life, you never start with a tree, but a seed. The seed has to be planted, watered, and nutured so that it can become a tree. That’s the journey we are on in business and life. God has given us His faith. Let’s plant it back in Him (put our faith and trust in Him) since He is the best soil ever.
One more thing. The scripture above says, “according to the power that works in us.” What is that power working within you? I used to think that it was the Holy Spirit. While that is true, there is another power at work within you. The power that works in us is our faith in the Holy Spirit and God.
How much do we believe Him so that He can exceed our expectations? Whatever you believe for, God is going to give you “exceedingly abundantly above”, but imagine if you believed Him for even greater than what you have been believing Him for?
I think we’re just afraid to believe God for greater things. Again, the Greek reasoning says to only expect that which is reasonable. But, do we serve a reasonable God?
Let’s start believing God for more as this year comes to a close. Let’s begin to watch Him exceed our expectations in 2012 and beyond.
I am with you!