God Is Able

Two of my favorite verses are Ephesians 3:20-21:

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in

Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen”

And , then, over the last few months, I have read the book, God is Able, by Priscilla Shier. From
her book, I quote: “Nothing is impossible with God. He is able to do far more, beyond, for His
glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever. Amen. We can trust God and His
power and ability and be a part of what He is doing. What a miracle that we can stretch out our
faith, even our need and give Him the honor, glory praise that He deserves.”
After reading her book, I begin to look at other times when God demonstrated His power 

BEYOND:


1. Creation. God spoke the entire universe into existence out of nothing. In Romans 1:20,
Paul writes,”For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and
divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they
are without excuse.” He is all powerful, mighty and unlimited. Psalms 33:6, 9: “By the word of
the Lord, the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host… For He spoke,
and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” 


2. Abraham and Sarah. Remember Sarah laughed at the idea that she would conceive at her
age. The Lord confronted her (Genesis 18:14), “Is anything too difficult for the Lord?” In
response to God’s promise, she did conceive Isaac. Later, when God asked Abraham to offer
Isaac as a sacrifice, Abraham obeyed because (Heb 11:19) “He considered that God is able to
raise people even from the dead….” 


3. Moses. God directed Moses and the Israelites to leave Egypt by a route where they had the
Red Sea in front of them and the pursuing Egyptian army behind them. Moses told the people
(Exodus 14:13), “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will
accomplish for you today….”


4. Elisha. He was surrounded by the army of the king of Aram, who had come to take him
captive. Horses and chariots everywhere. When his panicked servant told him that they were
surrounded by this hostile army, Elisha calmly answered (2 Kings 6:16), “Do not fear, for those
who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then he prayed (2 Kings 6:17), ‘“O
Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw;
and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” Nothing is

impossible with God!

One more quote from Priscilla Shier: “Just because God can, doesn’t mean He will. And just
because He hasn’t doesn't mean He won’t. Bottom line is that He is able and because He is able

and because He is love, our hearts are secure in every situation.”

Love to each of you, 
Dianne

Posted by Mary Evans at 1:23 PM

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