Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Daily Light - February 28, 2012

Daily Light from the Lighthouse

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us."
Ephesians 3:20

We live in a world that is full of limitations.  There are those of us that hate to admit it, but we are limited in what we can accomplish in this life.  We are limited by factors that are out of our control.  There are only so many hours in a day.  We have a limited number of days in a week.  Physically there are restrictions on our bodies and in our minds.  If we could only break through these barriers, the impossible would become reality.
It would be good for us to remember the story of Gideon and the 300 men that went with him into battle.  They faced an army that outnumbered them by more than was even fathomable.  Gideon's mighty army of 32,000 had dwindled to just a handful in comparison.  They had no swords, spears, or shields with which to fight.  Their weapons consisted of lanterns and trumpets.  To win a battle in such was would be impossible except for one powerful fact:  God was with them.  As a matter of fact, He had purposely reduced their numbers and chosen their weapons for the express purposes of them being dependent on Him and His receiving the glory for the victory.
There was not a soldier including Gideon that could have fathomed what would take place in the valley below them, but when they blew the trumpets and let their lanterns shine they saw the God of the impossible do wondrous works.  This is what Paul is praying for in His letter to the Ephesian church.  This young church does not realize how great the resource of God's power is in their midst.  They possess an inordinate amount of blessing and strength, but all that they can see are their limitations.  Paul commits them to the Lord who can do "exceedingly abundantly above all that they ask or think".
How similar we are to the church of Ephesus!  We have the great and mighty God that created all things through the power of His spoken word living within us, but we are bogged down in the mud of sin and self.  We struggle with the limitations of what we can and can't do and forget to turn our lives over to the power of the Holy Spirit.  We live in defeat as if Satan is more powerful than God and therefore we will always be in bondage to the sin which does so easily beset us.  Let us remember the words of Scripture, "Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!"
Call now more than ever on the only One that can do what you cannot do and even what you cannot imagine.  He is not limited but limitless!

1 comment:

Hannah said...

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