Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Sometimes when we pray, we pray in our earthly and finite mindset. Obviously, this is a normal thing, but what is something that we can do so that this isn’t something that holds us down when we are praying?
This past Sunday we had a guest speak, Craig Hazen, who shared on how we ought to ask God for things. As a church, we have come to a place where a lot of us believe that we shouldn’t pray for things that we want. We feel as though that is selfish, and honestly, sometimes we are, but that doesn’t mean we should never pray for things we want, especially if it is something worthwhile.
This is where this verse can come into play. If we truly believe that God can do “above and beyond” anything we ask, then we ought to have faith in God’s plan. We should pray for what we believe Jesus wants to bless us with, and sometimes that means that Jesus will give us even more then we are asking, because He knows best!
Now, this does NOT mean that you pray for a Mercedes and God gives you a Ferrari, this means that when you are struggling with a life circumstance, you may ask God to take you out of that circumstance, and instead, he not only brings you thru it, but he blesses you in a way you never expected.
As we live our lives, we should totally bring all our thoughts and worries to the Lord in prayer. This is so important to our daily walks, so try to take sometime today and sit down and share all the things you are thinking about at this moment, and bring it to God in prayer, trusting that He knows EXACTLY what you are going through and more.