It only takes a few glorified moments on the evening news to see how unthinkably evil the world has become. The technology of today compared to life just 50 years ago seems unimaginable. And the inconceivable wealth of the western world has made making a million dollars seems as common as a few thousand.
The limits of our minds have been pushed to a desensitized expectancy of technology, wealth, and unfathomable lifestyles. Today, what was once never requested or even imagined is being challenged to go beyond what we can ask or think.
Yet, in the midst of all the man-made advancements and decay, the expectancy for God to reach far beyond what can be asked or imagined is diminished to a hopeful prayer or a pleading cry. The lack of signs and wonders, or a powerful holy presence of God among His people leaves me to wonder where is the Ephesians 3:20 of our day?
Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
In a time when there is space travel for the common man, where we marvel at images of far off galaxies, and instantly communicate across the globe, expecting God to do something infinitely more than what we could think or ask can make him irrelevant and unnecessary to some. While to others God-inspired dreams have become watered down to their own imaginations and abilities.
How has this happened? How have we allowed the power of God, which is able to do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine be reduced to man’s ascendancy?
Have we become too independent in man’s ability to become dependent upon the omnipotence of God? Could we be smothering the infinitely more by our desire to do for ourselves?
I’ve often wondered what I would do if I allowed my faith to be without boarders? To live without fear, and to allow God to inspire things beyond my thinking.
Would my witness be as in the days of Acts? Would I dump a lifestyle of hopeful thinking and prayerful pleading for bold, confident, Christ-like living?
My meditation on Ephesian 3:20 has led me to wonder how we live with a mindset of infinitely more in our western culture?
The Bible says when I lack wisdom to ask for it. So, I did! I challenged the Holy Spirit in this scripture, and not surprising, He challenged me back!
God asked me to write down everything, no matter how unrealistic it sounded, and lay it before Him. It didn’t matter if it was for my family or for the world. As I placed it before God, I asked Him what more He imagines for? What more would He have me ask for?
Then, when I least expected it, God deposited something far beyond what I could have ever asked or imagined! He proved the infinitely more, and like Moses before the burning bush, I could not understand why He’d told me. His reply was simple, because I’d asked…
My heart raced under the wonderment of it all as I whispered – send me.
Could it really be that simple? Is living in the infinitely more really as simple as ask and you shall receive? Yes, it really is. And when He asks who shall I send. Be ready to respond with a send me.
How about you? Do your prayers challenge God in the infinitely more? Will you allow the Holy Spirit to take you to far beyond what you could ever ask or imagine? Will you allow your whisper to be Send me?
Living in the infinitely more may not be for everyone, but it’s open to anyone who will just simply ask.
Let’s live in the infinitely more together!