Don’t Limit God

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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.

Be blessed

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