“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.” Ephesians 3 v 20
God’s ways trump our wildest expectations. We forget this, asking for smaller things, satisfied with humdrum. What an adventure He calls us on! We need to dream bigger for the kingdom of God. When we do, Paul is clear, God supplies more than we need—greater answers to prayer than we ever expected.
How can this be? Paul says it’s the power that works within us. The Holy Spirit lives and breathes and walks with us through our lives. He gives us the power to do great things, by His strength. He will also enlarge our imaginations for the kingdom.
Yes, life is hard. Yes, bad things happen. Yes, we have much to heal from. But if we stay mired in those difficult places forever, we’ll forget to dream. Our vision will narrow and we’ll read the gospels and forget just how astounding they are. People were raised from the dead. The blind could see. The lame could dance. The poor were dignified—all this from the power of our great and surprising God.
‘Lord, enlarge my dreams for the kingdom. I trust You to answer in powerful ways. Have your way in me. Amen.’