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His Power for His Purposes – Challenge for Ministry Leaders

What in your life do you desire to see God’s power completely revolutionize? Your ministry? Your family life? Your health? Your finances?

Recently I was doing a study on Ephesians 3:20, one of my favorite verses, “Now to God Who, by consequence of the action of His power that is at work within you, is able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly, far over and above all that you dares ask or think, infinitely beyond your highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams. (Amp)

The main phrase in the Greek is more accurately translated “superabundantly above the greatest abundance.” Let your mind try to fully fathom that concept. Whatever your need, whatever your desire, God’s power in you is able to do in supernatural levels of abundance beyond the best you can imagine for an answer!

Adams Clarke Commentary explains it well-

We can go beyond the limits of all human descriptions; we can imagine more than even God has specified in His word; and can feel no bounds to our imagination of good: and after all, God is able to do more for us than we can ask or think; His ability here is so necessarily connected with His willingness, that the one indisputably implies the other; for, of what consequence would it be to tell the Church of God that He had power to do so and so, if there were not implied an assurance that He will do what His power can?

Stated more simply, God would not bother to tell you that His power in you can do supernatural levels of abundant provision, intervention, revelation, wisdom, etc., beyond what you can possibly imagine unless He meant that He was willing to do exactly that in whatever area of your life you desire and/or need to be revolutionized. He is challenging you to ask and believe for exactly that!

Realizing this, we usually ask and believe far below the power and willingness of the power of God. William Burkitt says, “O! how narrow, short, and poor are our prayers, compared with the power of God!”

Now come back to my original question to you. What do you need God to revolutionize in your life now? What do you desire Him to transform now? Imagine the highest you can imagine, then by faith realize that God’s power within you is able to do that; He’s told you to dream, believe, and ask it because He delights to give you infinitely beyond it!

-Alisa J. Linn

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