This is the continuation of an earlier post about a Bible study in which I’m facilitating and participating.
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, forever and ever! Amen.
~ Ephesians 3:20-21
The Comparison Trap: Week Two, Day Seven… Some of my reminders and my takeaways from the daily devotional include:
What I read is that He can do “immeasurably more” than all we ask or imagine.
What is immeasurably more?
How does one quantify that?
What does that look like?
It’s beyond what we’re capable of fathoming, asking for or thinking, but how does that translate to my life? It’s really hard to know when it can’t be conceived.
And that BIG stuff He can do? … He accomplishes it “according to his power that is at work within us.” That’s the Holy Spirit.
God within us.
God, who is living, breathing, dwelling and working within us.
And when He does it? … He gets the glory. And, he gets it for another amount of time that we can’t really quantify, either.
I really don’t know if I can fully understand how HUGE this concept is. It’s the idea that through His power, He can do anything and everything beyond what I can imagine, and that when He does, it will bring glory to Him for all of eternity future. And… He can use ME to accomplish that.
(That’s not arrogance speaking. It’s just me trying to fully realize what He’s saying in His Word. He’s saying the same thing about you.)
Why is it that I bother looking to the left or to the right to compare myself with others? Why do I allow myself to feel that I fall short of her? Why does my pride get in the way to think that I might just be a tad better than she is? Why do I look left and right, when all I really need to do is look up?
Please don’t miss the enormity of this.
Sandra closes the devotional with, “…when God accomplishes more than we can dream, we can watch him get the glory.”
He can, and He will.
But we have to start looking up and stop looking around.