Imagine BIG!

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,
Ephesians 3:20

Do you ever read a Scripture you’ve read many times before and suddenly God shows you something you didn’t see before?
The other day I was reading Ephesians 3:20 and had that experience.
Maybe you can also benefit from what God spoke to me that day:

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…”

How is your imagination these days?
Sometimes my imagination can take me to some pretty crazy places — goals, dreams, challenges…
Sadly I’ve noticed that as I get older I allow myself to imagine less. My dreams have become more manageable and I sometimes I settle for less because I put them in a human box too often.
God showed me that He isn’t interested in limitations. He wants me to let Him get ahold of my dreams.
If I let go and have faith, He will do even MORE than I was afraid to imagine!

“according to His power that is at work within us”

I realized the reason he will do MORE is that it is His power and not our own.
The idea of being pressed down, shaken together, running over comes to mind.

A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.  Luke 6:38

The context of this scripture is Jesus basically lecturing to those listening about how to treat others. He discusses loving our enemies, not judging, and being generous but it seems to me we can also apply it to how ourselves to Him. The more we give the more God is able to give back to us the blessings He is waiting to pour into our lives.
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Giving over our imaginations to God frees us from earthly constraints but demands a faith that is beyond human understanding. It can be exciting and frightening all at the same time.
But we must DARE to believe that he can and ALLOW Him to!!
As you go about your day today allow yourself to imagine BIG through His power that is at work within you.
Exciting things will happen and I’d love to hear about them.
Blessings and peace to you!
Paula
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