Abundantly Above

February 28, 2018 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Tags: John Guerra, blog, First Baptist Sanger

An honest seven-year-old told her parents that Billy Brown had kissed her after class. "How did that happen?" gasped her mother. "It wasn't easy," admitted the young lady, "but three girls helped me catch him."

 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”  Ephesians 3:20

 I got the biggest kick out of our little trip to “Going Bonkers” (appropriately named), last Sunday afternoon with 17 of our Sunday School children. I was watching one of our member’s granddaughters chasing after one of our men’s grandsons! Kids, always trying to get what they want! Adults, why we’d never dream of trying to move heaven and earth to get our way, right?

 I love Ephesians 3:20! God is so gracious and generous and powerful, He is able to do more than we could ever dream, let alone ask. So, what’s the problem? Our flesh gets in the way of our faith! We go astray when we neglect those words, “to Him be the glory.” If we would draw close to God in our walk, we’d be focused on His glory and our requests would reflect that. Instead of being Christ-centered and asking in faith, we become self-centered and focused on ourselves and our wants and wishes. When our joy is found in what brings God joy, honor, and glory, we are complete, whole, fulfilled!

 “Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:4-5.

 Where is your focus? Where is your delight?

 

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