It was late at night and I had just climbed into bed. As I began to drift off, I heard words with my “inner ear.” The thought was the scripture verse, Ephesians 3:20,
“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,”
Then I immediately heard the question, “Are you experiencing that verse?”
“Umm…well…good things are happening.”
“Are you experiencing immeasurably more than all you can ask or imagine?”
“You can.” The voice of His Spirit continued, “Because those are the words of invitation for you to experience.”
Now, I was awake. I had just heard more than more spiritual information. I had heard a challenge.
What a thought! I don’t know about you, but I’m goin’ for it!
What’s important to realize is the fact that the immeasurably more is based upon…”according to [on the basis of] the power that’s at work within you/me.”
Frankly, I believe that has a lot to do with intentionally praying with my spirit…more and more and more. A habit that grows and grows. Times set aside as well as lightly throughout the day during other activity.
Through praying with my spirit the Scriptures say I am built up…sensitized to His world and His will.
Here’s the thing. We often have good, noble, loving God thoughts. And when we follow through and take action on these thoughts, (truth be told) we still come up short. We fill a hungry belly (as an example) but anyone, through natural effort, can do some merciful things about hunger. But, more often than not, those on the receiving end need far more than another hot dog and scoop of beans. That’s good. But God has much more in mind. He is more than will to share that wisdom, strategy, and power with us…as we learn to listen to even “greater things.”
Remember….the declarations and promises of Scripture are invitations to experience. What is He inviting you to?