"He is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..." Ephesians 3:20
I've been thinking on this verse for a couple of months. My kids have had this scripture hanging in their house since they got married and I love it. As I helped them pack to move, I took a closer look at it and noticed the last part of that verse....
"...according to his power that is at work within us."
What does that mean exactly? Is it according to how much power God has? Or is it according to how much of God's power we allow to work through our lives? We know God is omnipotent--he has all power. And I'd like to think he will work in all of my circumstances with ALL of his power! And I know he can. But is he asking us to stretch, grow, and believe him for more and more?
I kind of picture it like this: I am fully capable of cooking a nice, home-cooked meal. But put me in an itsy-tiny, ill-equipped kitchen where I keep bumping my elbows on cabinets, can't open the tiny oven without bumping into the tiny refrigerator, where I can't move...and what I can offer will be limited. But give me a big, fully-opened, well-equipped kitchen where I can easily move around and the meal options grow!
Here's where it brought me. I've asked God to take over every room of my heart--fully. I want less of Becky's control and more and more of God's. I want to believe him for BIG things! I want him to have all the room he needs to do those big things.
How much of his power is at work in my life?