Now 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 glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.
This prayer begins with the most critical issue for living the Christian life, the ability of God. Now to Him who is able, it does not say now to man who is able, now to money that is able but to God that is able. We have to trust that God is able to everything but fail. How do we know that God is able? Think of the immeasurable ability of the Lord. Lord God!Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for God( Jeremiah 32:17). He created the entire universe. Certainly, by His power He is able to strengthen us. Our Lord rules over all humanity, surely, He is able to manage our lives. Proverbs 3:6 ” In all your ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct your paths.
Psalm 37:23 ” The steps of a good man are order by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Yes God can manage our lives if we let Him. God calls us to lie in obedience to him, that does not involve relinquishing control because we are not going to just turn our brain off, God does not want to control you, we are not robots. God wants us to love him, not make us love him for that is not real love. True Love and Worship is to give up our lives for God, that is to live for Him alone. We have to let God`s plans and purposes shape the things we do. Our minds are not switched off, but rather transformed and renewed by God, and so we become aware of the new way God wants us to live. This takes self control and action. Yes God can manage our lives, yes God is able. True faith is not meandering aimlessly and seeing where God would have us drift. Instead true faith is seeing the path God wants us to take, with it`s dangers and hardships and joys and toil, and deciding to follow that path to please our heavenly Father. Now if we want God to do the Exceedingly Abundant in our lives we must listen, because we know that He is able. Everything we could ask concerning His will, He is able to do far beyond that. Whatever we might contemplate but hesitate to ask, He is able to surpass that. Sometime we are scared to ask God for something big. Have you ever ask God for a billon dollars? have you ever ask God for perfect health? have you every ask God for you to able to feed 1,000 people a day? We start to look at our own ability, our own resources, our own money , our own education, our own family line, we look at what health insurance we have, what specialist we can afford to go see. One amazing aspect of God exercising His ability on our behalf is the imparting of His power within our lives: the text says: according to the power that works in us. He ( GOD) He Himself desires to work by the power of His grace deep within our hearts. The Christian life is not affected from the outside in, but the inside out. Zechariah 4:6 ” Then the Lord spoke to me saying, not by might, nor by power, but by spirit, said the Lord. God will use our mind and body to do exceedingly abundantly, but it`s His spirit that works in us. God is made strong in our weakness.