I’d like to ask you something. What is an area of need or desire in your life right now? Are you faced with a family problem or financial difficulty? Is there conflict at your place of employment? Are you experiencing physical challenges? Do you battle with depression or has your heart been broken? Or, is there just something—consistent with a godly lifestyle—that you would like to see God do for you?
Take a moment, right now, before reading any further, and imagine the best possible outcome to that situation. If God intervened, what is the highest and best result that you can imagine?
Have you done it? Can you picture that outcome in your mind? I want to tell you that whatever you just imagined, you’re thinking too small! God is able to do much more!
Ephesians 3:20 declares that God “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”
Why would God want to do “exceedingly abundantly” more for us? Let me tell you about a little bird that often comes and visits me as I sit in my garden. He’ll perch right next to me as long as I’m there. I don’t know where he comes from or where he goes. And I don’t feed him, but he’s very plump and happy. He never seems to have a care in the world.
Friend, you and I are more valuable to God than the most beautiful flowers that grow or birds that fly. He will give us much more than we need or desire simply because He loves us.
Jesus used the phrase “much more” in Matthew 6:25–30,
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. … Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? … If God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” (emphasis mine)
Don’t worry about your life. If our heavenly Father so lovingly provides for the birds of the sky and the green grass around us, how much more will He provide for your every need?
In Matthew 6:33 Jesus says,
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
There is a powerful promise here. If we will put God’s Kingdom first, putting our priorities in order, it releases amazing blessings. When we put the spiritual over the material and put God’s agenda ahead of our own, we can confidently expect Him to provide for our every need—whether it’s protection, guidance, food, finances, or any other earthly necessity.
Lay your worries at His feet… He is the God of much more!
You can dig deeper into God’s promises for your life in Bayless’ The God of Much More study kit. It is our prayer that you realize just how precious you are to God—and discover how He has so much more to offer you!
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