20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…
– Ephesians 3:20 (ESV)
Have you ever had dinosaurs in your house? Not long ago our house was full of them. It could have become a really treacherous scene if our youngest son hadn’t been there to corral and tame them. While the rest of us couldn’t see them we were assured the ancient beasts were under control and we were safe.
Wait, you don’t believe the story?! Well, If you need some more evidence that dinosaurs reside on our property all you would need to do is join Joshua on one of his back yard fossil digs. To join the expedition you simply need to bring a small shovel, spoon or stick, and dig wherever the budding paleontologists tells you. Before long, the power of your imagination will have you collecting an incredible haul of flood induced Noaic-era remnants. Oh the things you’ll find! Are they rocks, bottle caps, or tyrannosaurus teeth? The more you let your mind wonder, the more you’ll find.
The more you play with a four year-old, the more you’ll be reminded of the power of child-like wonder. Our minds are capable of envisioning things amazing things and dreaming big. Of course, while our dreams as adults don’t include dinosaurs as much as they used to, they can include God-sized accomplishment goals that seem just as unrealistic.
You see, in our passage this week, the Apostle Paul is going to teach us to pray confident prayers that call upon our powerful God who is able to do “far more abundantly more than all we ask or think!” In other words, when it comes to fulfilling God’s call and serving Him on Mission, it's ok to dream gospel-sized dreams for making disciples and multiplying churches. Can you imagine the Lord doing more than we could ever imagine? Take some time to read Ephesians 3:14-21 and stop and consider the kind of prayer that leads to the glory of God being unleashed in our church far beyond all we could ask or think.
Here is the worship set to help you prepare your heart.
Love you Church,