Thursday, October 14, 2010

God Is Able

As we gathered last night for the women's bible study I am leading, I was really needing to hear from God. Just that afternoon, my husband and I, along with our daughter had moved forward in a direction in which we were being led. I know that I am not giving much detail right now, the time will come for that I know, but this is a situation we are really excited and hopeful about. We are seeing a new resolve in the heart of our daughter and God is reminding me that His timing is perfect and He is holding her and her future in the palm of His hand. 

How this is all going to work out, we don't know. When I look at the circumstance, there is that part of me that believes it may be impossible. And the thing is, we don't even have all the information yet. I jump to conclusions and find that my prayers perhaps are not rooted in faith.

So, as we began our bible study last night, we turned in our bibles to Ephesians 3:20-21.

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 the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. 

God's timing in this message was far from coincidence. I was reminded last night of some very foundational truths that can alter the way I live, think, and pray.

Our God is ABLE and He is ABLE to surprise me in ways that I can't even imagine.

One of the most fantastic attributes about God is simply that HE CAN.

Ephesians 3:20 begins with a very simple word but with a significant purpose to act and believe...
NOW is the time for me to start considering the ABILITY of God.

I am encouraged and challenged to pray extravagantly because every heartfelt request I lay at His feet is heard. He knows our every need and our desire to be faithful and obedient as we move forward in faith. 

It's living the abundant life when in the midst of an impossible situation I turn and say, "Now is the time for me to believe that HE IS ABLE!"

(These concepts are from the bible study Faithful Abundant True)


  1. Yes He IS able. Thank you for the reminder. It is hard sometimes in our day to day lives to remember that He is always faithful. ALWAYS. Pray that whatever you are going through, you will remember His truths!

  2. Christy, we are praying God's peace and direction over Jessica's life along with you. You are an encouragement to me as a mom of a girl. Thank you for that!

  3. I'm so thankful that he IS able!! God's ways often dont' work in the ways our thoughts/actions think they will...BUT...when we fall into him...and let him lead and take control...we will see his mighty hand MOVE in amazing ways!

    Praying with and for you!!

    <3 ya.

  4. Truer words were never spoken! What beautiful words and what beautiful flowers!


  5. I asked God to speak to me on a very specific issue a few minutes ago. I've been praying and fasting and the situation seems impossible. In fact, I've had discouraging news already earlier today, yet I committed to giving this thing to God and not quitting half way through the day while I wait to see if He will answer. I clicked my bookmark tab, laid eyes on your blog, and clicked on it, not knowing what you had posted. You can never know what an encouraging NOW word this post was to me.

    Trusting in HIm,

  6. He is able but what's more comforting is that He is willing. Willing to provide, willing to heal and willing to answer every cry of the heart. I truly believe that because me and my family have experienced it this year. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  7. Agreed. Praying for you all!

  8. What encouraging words as I am reminded of the hope we have in Him. I am in incapable of so many things but He is ABLE. We serve a BIG GOD. My family and I hiked Glen Helen today and worshiped our creator. Thank you for enforcing those truths as it is so easy to be discouraged and forget just how able he is. Have a great weekend! You are a blessing!!

  9. Lovely! Thank you for the encouraging words. Needed!

    Beautiful here.........will come again.
    In Christ! Linda
    Prairie Flower Farm


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