"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, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."
Man do I love that verse! It is such a pump me up kind of verse but also a reality check kind of verse.
I am currently reading 'God Is Able' by Priscilla Shirer. And it is speaking wonders to this trembling dreamer's heart.
I get pumped up because I can imagine some pretty awesome things for my life, my family, my future, our future. I get pumped up because no matter how big I dream or small to what intricate detail I dream, God can do it. Like that. No struggle. Just BAM and it's done.
I have a reality check because knowing God can do things is different than him necessarily doing them. I have written about this before and love the continued reminder about the greatness of our God.
God can get us a new position to Grand Rapids, where we want to eventually end up, but doesn't have to. He is MORE THAN ABLE, even if the circumstances don't ever seem to point that way. He CAN.
God can open up the doors and opportunities for all that I can imagine within the dreams and passions I have for my life when it comes to speaking and writing. He CAN. He is ABLE. He might not, but I can rest in the fact that he CAN. Nothing is too difficult for him.
God is ABLE to direct our family to be what Stefan and I pray for it to look like.
God is ABLE to provide Stefan with the opportunities that he has in regard to Soccer and coaching.
God is ABLE to blow our minds away, and then do it again even bigger.
God is ABLE.
And while he is ABLE he is not OBLIGATED. That's a matter of his soverignty and position as God. And thankfully so, because as the book talks about and as so many have explored, I would hate for God to do everything that I have asked just because he is able to do it.
But knowing, KNOWING that no matter what happens, no matter what circumstances come up, no matter what difficult or frustrating situation, no matter what dreams and passions God has released within your soul, no matter what, HE IS ABLE. And that dear friends is something worth giving him ALL THE GLORY about. That, sisters, is something to sing praises to him for.
Our God is good.
Period. No matter what.
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