Don’t Limit God
Ephesians 3 vs 20 – 21
“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 the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Have you ever prayed to God asking for something, but as you prayed rather than asking the Lord to do great things in your life, you have prayed pint sized prayers that go with the size of your faith?
Instead of seeing beyond what God can do you have decided to limit God. You see things only in the sphere of how impossible they are instead of how the Lord can do the impossible.
It is sometimes easy to make up images of who God is, we see Him in the image of man and His inability to do what we ask of Him. We think about all our disappointments and unanswered prayers and then conclude that it will probably not happen so we then limit our request to something really small.
This past week I had the opportunity to interact with a church leader who intends to build a church for his flock, I was amazed at the grand nature of the design he has chosen.
The sheer size is mind-boggling. As my colleagues and I discussed the work at hand the first thing we saw was the cost. This intended structure had a budget beyond what any normal human being could fathom or stomach.
As we discussed this project we made one fundamental mistake, we were looking at this project within the realm of the physical, yet its manifestation was in the spirit. We were speaking of things we know not about. We had put human solutions to a Godly mandate.
How true is this, many of us are given a vision of something we must do but before we can even start to work on it we begin to list all the excuses why it cannot come to life. Yet the Lord was clear when He spoke, he said: “This is what I want you to do.”
Joshua was told to march around the city of Jericho once a day for six days with the soldiers fully armed. On the seventh day God instructed him to march around the city seven times with the priests blowing their horns and at the sound of the longest horn blast the army was to shout and the walls for Jericho would fall.
If he had processed these instructions with the mind and eyes of someone with little faith who only sees things in a logical sequence everything would have appeared absurd, yet that is what the Lord wanted him to do. They had been assured that they would occupy the land they had just entered. The journey there had been long, tedious and tiresome; many had lost their lives.
Their leader Moses was only given a glimpse of the country to be occupied and told he would not enter it, yet Joshua was now on the verge of occupation. All he needed to do was to be obedient and follow the instructions he was given regardless of how crazy they seemed.
Years before that, his flock would never have imagined that they would one day be outside the walls of the country they had been promised to occupy.
We all have walls we need to scale, wars we need to fight and disappointments we need to overcome but one thing is certain: God’s promises always manifest. Has the Lord given you a vision of things to come that you must expect?
Is it easier to only ask for just a little bit of what has been sown in your heart?
We serve an amazing God, who can do above and beyond, don’t limit Him but rather allow him. When you allow Him He will shock you if you only take the time to have faith that He will.
Don’t concentrate on the disappointments and why something cannot be, rather concentrate on when it will be done.
He will do beyond your imagination can see and dream, have faith.
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