What’s the Word Wednesday: Far More Abundantly

4:30am.  I make my way out of bed, downstairs to the coffee maker, and then to my desk.  I’ve got all these words I feel the Lord prompting me to say, and so few hours to sit and write them.  When my boys come lumbering down those stairs, their eyes sleepy and their hair wild, my attention turns to them, but at 4:30am I write.  I write and I wait for the rest of the world to wake, and for their keyboards and smartphones to carry them to these words.  I write and I wait and I wonder, “God, what will you do with them?  What will you do with these words?”  And by 5:36am, I’m tired and hopeful and just a little bit scared that maybe these dreams that He’s put in my heart are actually coming to be.

But God gives no hope that the enemy doesn’t try to taint with fear.

“But will I be enough?  Will I prove able?” And over and above all my many words, all my numerous thoughts, fears, doubts and delusions, His words hit heavy on my heart and it’s always His promises that bring me back strong…

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 glory… Ephesians 3:20-21

Can you hear those words whispering straight at you from the other side of this computer screen?  Far more abundantly.  Yes, He is far more abundant than I could have ever asked or even thought to imagine.  And because He is so far beyond and abundantly more, I don’t have to be even one more bit than I am.  His abundance compensates for my lack every time.

Memorize Ephesians 3:20 with me this morning and then go out and do what God has set before you.  Not because you can, but because He is.

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