Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 25, 2019

“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”

Today’s devotion is a special devotion that supplements yesterday’s devotion (“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”).  It comes from Ephesians 3:14-21.

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;  and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

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.”  Ephesians 3:14-21.

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We may know intellectually (with our mind alone) different ways that Christ has come so that we “may have life, and have it abundantly.”  But, does it extend to “and capture” our thoughts, emotions, and actions?

In comparison, we may know intellectually “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism.  But, does it extend to “and capture” our thoughts, emotions, and actions?  Or, are we just “the Frozen Chosen”?

But, there is hope!

God is at work!  God “is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us”.  Verse 20.

As we continue to behold the Lord, we are being transformed into His image.  “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.”  2 Corinthians 3:18.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;  against such things there is no law.”  Galatians 5:22-23.

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6.

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely;  and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.”  1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.

“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.”  Verses 20-21.


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