More than we can ask
Listening to Charles Swindoll on the book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah is a leader that believes in prayer, he is on his knees before the Lord, he speaks to the Lord before he speaks outwardly to others. He is one example of a man who prays. Many others come to my mind. King David, Jesus and Paul. Who do you think of when you think of one who prays? What about women? Hannah, Moses’ mother, and Mary to name a few.
Paul wrote to the Ephesians in Ephesians 3:16-19: “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” He wanted them to have strength, power through the Holy Spirit, Christ dwelling in your heart through faith, that we would be rooted and established in his love, and have a measure of fullness of faith in God.
Beloved, God gives us more than we can ask for Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
If your prayers have not been answered, keep asking.
In 1984, disabled from migraine headaches, I returned to school, I had feeling of failure. The State of California were willing to retrain me as a medical assistant. I entered school and in 1986 graduated with my Medical assisting Certificate. However, God had placed a desire in my heart to be a registered nurse, so with much determination I worked my way through school and in 1989 more than I could have ever asked I graduated with honors with my Associates Degree in Registered Nursing. Yes I received more than I ever asked.
In 1995, my marriage in trouble for many years and I met three women for prayer and I went through the Steps to Freedom. Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Beloved I received more that I ever asked my marriage was healed.
In 2012, struggling with my weight for years, I made a rock solid commitment to God, after surgery in July, that I would never overeat again. I hoped to lose seventy-five pounds, but with God more than I could ask I lost 110 pounds. Three years later, I celebrate success and I thank God daily with more than I could ask.
Many more times I have seen the Lord work, like my current job. Beloved, what are your instances of seeing God work in your life more than you could ask?