Our God Is Able To Do Exceeding

Abundantly Above All That We Ask Or Think.


"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”   Ephesians 3:20


Our heavenly Father knows what we needs before we ask. And he has already provided all that we need, from eternity, in Christ. Therefore, we may with confidence go to him in prayer, asking him to supply that which we need, knowing that he is both able and willing to supply our needs (Heb. 4:16).


God's promised provision certainly includes temporal, material needs. If he feeds the sparrow, his children will not go hungry. If he clothes the flower of the field, his family will not go naked. If he gives the fox shelter, his own household will not be unsheltered. If we belong to God, we may be assured that he will both protect us and provide for our every need physically.


Let us set our affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Let us ever seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness, not the things of this world. These things should be no matter of concern to us (Matt. 6:19-34). God will not supply our greed; but he always supplies our need.


Having the promise of all material need, our hearts should only be concerned with spiritual matters and our need of grace to live in this world for the glory of Christ. This, too, he is able and willing to supply above our highest desire. Let us therefore seek the grace we need.


These are matters of greatest concern to me, and objects of my most earnest prayers to my God.


1.      Give me faith to constantly trust Christ and rest in him.


2.      Give me wisdom to know and do your will.


3.      Give me love for my brethren so that I may be patient, longsuffering, kind, generous, thoughtful, and helpful to them in all things.


4.      Give me a heart of submission to you,  my Lord, so that I may be content with your providence, pleased with your pleasure, and ever rejoice before you.


5.      Give me a heart of commitment to Christ, my Savior and King, so that I may consecrate myself entirely to him, his gospel, his people, and his glory.


      These things our God is able to do for you and me, exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. He who says to us, “Give me your heart,” is able and will, by his abundant grace, cause us to give him our hearts. Oh, may he be pleased to do so, for the glory of his name!