Reflecting on 2018 this text from Eph. 3:20 came to mind: “He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would every dare to ask or hope,” (NLT).
I could list countless examples of how this verse has proven true over and over again this last year for Oceans Ministries, but here is a recent one that touched me.
In December my wife and I were “personal shoppers” at an event hosted by Providence Network. This holistic ministry takes people off the streets, provides housing, and helps them heal from addictions, abuse, and the effects of homelessness.
It was such a blessing to walk alongside the Providence Network residents as they shopped for Christmas gifts for their families for a minimal amount. Once gifts were chosen and wrapped individuals were given the opportunity to donate money to help another ministry. To our surprise one of the ministries options was Oceans.
To say the Goodness of God overwhelmed me was an understatement as Oceans received a check for $366. Abba was pouring out His love through His children who had limited resources, children who had been rescued from the streets of Denver and were just learning to get back on their feet. I am excited to pass on this Holy Blessing from God to be applied toward the building of Abba’s Play Room at Beautiful Gate in Lesotho Africa. God’s rescued children in downtown Denver are blessing God’s rescued orphan children in Lesotho Africa!!
Our God is truly the God who is “able to accomplish infinitely more than we would every dare to ask or hope.“ I could never imagine God working in the way He did with the Christmas event, but that is the amazing God of love we serve.
God, our Father desires to show Himself glorious in your life. Would you make this verse your testimony for today, for this New Year?
In the verses that precede this verse Paul’s passionate prayer is for the church to unleash God’s glory in our lives. I want to continue to pray these inspired words in 2019 and I urge you to join me as together we watch our Father do “infinitely more” than we could ever dare dream. May we join the apostle Paul in this!
I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will give mighty inner strength through His Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.
And may you have the power to understand as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is. May you experience the love of Christ; though it is so great you will never fully understand it.
Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now glory be to God! By His mighty power at work within us, He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May He be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen! (Eph. 3:16-21, NLT).