If we knew who we are praying to, really knew, what difference could it make in our prayer lives. We tend to get muddled down in our day to day lives. Our struggles can drag us down. But if we know the person we are praying to, his power, his love for us, it can change how we pray.
Jesus while talking with the Samaritan Woman at the well said in John 4:
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
If you knew. Think about that phrase. The Samaritan Woman had no idea who she was talking with but she was about to get an inkling realizing Jesus is the Messiah, the promised one.
If you knew you would have asked him. If we know Jesus and what he can do, what a difference it could make in our prayer lives.
Ephesians 3:20-21 says::
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 glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
God can do far more than we ask. He can do far more than we imagine. It reminds me of what I heard Bill Bright say one time when he was speaking at a church in Crystal Minnesota.
“When it comes to the gospel of Jesus Christ, you can never dream too big for God because God’s ability to anoint and empower is far greater than your ability to dream”
When we pray, seeking God’s glory not our own, seeking the message of Jesus going forth, we can never dream too big for God.
Sometimes I need to remind myself of this while praying for family members, praying for opportunities to share, praying about the books I am working on, praying about life problems.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
33 thoughts on “God Can Do More Than We Can Imagine”
Your words are beautiful and wonderfully true.
Thank you my friend. Blessings
There will always be more things to learn about the nature of prayer for as we mature in faith so will our prayer life.
It will be an eternity of learning more
This is an A+ Awesome Lesson🤩
God can do far more…and over and above all that we ask or think…(and As I like to add in my mind) “and far more than we can think to ask”
If we really knew him, we would let God out of the little box we call…the mind😀
Amen we need to let him out of the little box of our minds 😊
I love this post dad. Yes, knowing Jesus makes a world of difference to our prayers. Thank you. I needed that. I’ve been doing a Monday fast and studying prayer. I’m currently reading through Spurgeon’ ‘Lessons from the Apostle Paul’s Prayers. Paul wanted so much for those he watched over to know the power of God and understand the depth of His love.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ❤ Sending you lots of love!
Spurgeon is great to read. I am glad you are reading and praying.
Have a blessed weekend sweet daughter. ❤️
You too dad. Oh, wait it’s Monday now. Hope you have a great week! 😊❤
Hope you have a blessed week too. 😊❤️
I need to remember this too. Too easy to get as you say- ‘bogged down’
I think it is too easy for everyone to get bogged down
So true. We need this reminder that nothing is too big for him. He can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.
I need the reminder often
James 4 says, ‘We don’t have because we don’t ask’ And now I know that some of us don’t ask because this great man Jesus hasn’t been revealed to us. May we seek to know Him and His power. In Jesus name 🙏
We need to spend time with Jesus every day to grow in our faith
Amen! The Lord’s salvation has unlimited room. Indeed, believers are called to “dream big” when pointing others to Jesus.
Unlimited room indeed
This is a great reminder to keep our focus on the Lord and keep our motives pure. Through Him, we can do more than we can imagine.
Amen we can do far more than we imagined
I need to remind myself of this a lot myself, Big Brother! Thanks!
I need to as well
Thanks for the reminder! Phil 3; 12-21!!! Must stay on track with the Lead runner, He holds the baton.
Yes follow his lead 🙂
Love this. Part of really trusting God to do immeasurably more, is trusting him even when he does differently than we ask.
When he does different,y than we ask, we need to trust that he knows what is best and sees the whole picture
Great post! We must trust that He is powerful and able! And that His timing is spot on!!
My pastor likes to say- “He is able. We are sent”
I like that!!