Friday, April 1, 2011

Ephesians 3:20-21

"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, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

This is my memory verse for the last half of March. When I first decided to memorize it, the thing that made me like it was the reminder that God should be given glory, and that I was not made or designed for it. Which is very true, and I need to be reminded of this often. However, in the past week I have been more focused on the promise that God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. I have been convicted that my dreams are not too big, but not big enough. That God has something bigger and better planned than I do, so that when I want to feel discouraged because things are working out according to my plan, I can be excited to know that the reason is because God can do bigger things than I can even imagine. But I still must remember that He will work things out for His glory, and not mine. 

I remember at the beginning of the year talking with Derek and both of us having this feeling that God was going to do something big this year. I don't have any idea what that might be, but this verse excites me because I know that God can do things I haven't even imagined yet. And honestly, I have already seen big things. Things that might not seem big to some people, but that are huge to God and His kingdom. So I know I need to remember that my definition of a big thing is not always the same as Gods, and that the ultimate goal is His glory and not mine. But it's still exciting. I love living with the hopes that my life in 5 years will look nothing like I imagined because God is able to do immeasurably more than that.

1 comment:

Anna Baur said...

I love that verse, and even more, I love that it is TRUE! :) God can do such big things with each of us if we are willing to submit to His way of doing them! :)