I recently wrote about the power of positive thinking (http://t.co/97u3FKG9), I showed how we can dictate the pace of our lives by the way we think. But in order to produce a supernatural result; something beyond the ordinary everyday people’s kind of result, we need more than an ordinary everyday factor.
Ephesians 3:20 (AMP) Now to Him Who, by the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to do super-abundantly far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]
Note that God is “able to do”, the challenge is not with Him, He is a constant in this situation. He ever boasts of His ability to beat your imagination and request in an immeasurable and exceeding manner. Ephesians 3:20 (MSG) God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!
He is saying whatever you ask or imagine, multiply it by infinity; I can do it.
Here is the variable, “according to his power that is at work within us”. God is limited to the amount of the working of His power withing you. Meaning you can ask for something small or have a pretty simple thought but get a huge output because you have a great measure of God’s power in you or think big and ask huge but get little or no result because you have no or little power working in you.
I bet you want to increase the measure of God’s power at work in you.
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you... The Holy Spirit is the power of God; He is the performer of the will of the God-head.
To enhance His working in you;
- You must have received the life of Christ, i.e. “born again”, to be qualified to receive the Holy Spirit – John 7:39 But this He spoke concerning the Holy Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive.
- Ask in faith – Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
- Live in constant fellowship with Holy Spirit through the Word of God and prayer (in the Spirit) – Jude 1:20 (MSG) But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit
The secret to getting results that beat your imagination is the Holy Spirit, Jesus had to wait for His infilling before He started His earthly ministry and asked His disciples to wait for the same. (Matt 3:16, Luke 24:49). Your own case won’t be different.
You are blessed in all your ways today. Amen!
Oludapo Tolulope. A