Make Your Plans Large!

One of my most prized possessions is my mother’s Bible. Its cover is well worn - the brown leather comes through the black dye. The pages are turned down at the corners and show wrinkles from her tears. Verses are underlined and endless notes in the margins show her thoughts and insights about different passages. There are dates next to many promises of God where she claimed them for her husband and children, missionaries and friends.
But there is one verse that sums up her undying faith in God: Ephesians 3:20. In the column next to it she wrote: “If God’s your partner, make your plans large!”
Ephesians 3:20 says, “God is able to do...” Well, people can “do” too. But the verse continues...
“God is able to do abundantly.” Many times, however, people are limited and unable to do what needs to be done. So then Paul added something else...
“God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask.” What more, if anything, is there, Paul?
“God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think!”
Is there anything beyond exceedingly abundantly?
Only asking and thinking. No wonder she wrote, “If God’s your partner, make your plans large.”
Prayer: How unfortunate, Father, that we limit You when we limit what we believe You can do for us and through us. Increase our faith to match Your power. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Ephesians 3:20 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.

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