Saturday, March 29, 2014

Infinitely More

Here I go again.  A couple of times a year, I open this blog and type a little. I find myself having random thoughts and spilling them out on Facebook or Twitter but, more often than not, my inability to be succinct makes those outlets less than ideal.

Sometimes things just jump out at me when I'm reading the Bible. I'm always amazed when a passage I know well suddenly says something new to me. 

Yesterday, I was reading through Ephesians 3 and came to the closing verses when the words "within us" leaped out at me. I have actually used this passage to highlight the fact that God's vision for us is often "infinitely more" than we can imagine. I've stressed the fact that His power is able to overcome any obstacle. As I read this passage yesterday, I was blown away to be reminded that the "mighty power" to accomplish things beyond our imaginations is "at work within us."  WE are the tools God will use to accomplish these great things. 

I know that this isn't a new concept. I'm sure I've probably sat in church and heard this exact message shared from a pulpit. However, as I have thought about it for the past 24 hours, I've been convicted that, all too often, I say, "God, I know You're able to do more than I can imagine. Amaze me!  Fix this! Move now!," without any expectation that I have a role in the answer to that prayer. 

As I continue this Lenten journey of self-examination, I pray that I will be more aware of my role in God's plan to accomplish great things- things above and beyond my petitions and dreams! Glory to God! You are able! Use me to accomplish infinitely more!