Do you want a maserati, God can provide. A new house God can provide. Better health God can provide. Okay before y’all think I have gone over to the dark side of Name it and Claim it theology let me explain.
Starting way back in verse 14 For this reason [grasping the greatness of this plan by which Jews and Gentiles are joined together in Christ] I bow my knees [in reverence] before the Father [of our Lord Jesus Christ], Paul begins this prayer that concludes with our text. The theme of which is no matter how boldly Hebrews 4:16 we petitions God, He is more than capable of answering all our requests.
v.20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, – Paul is clear, above all elseGod is capable of more than we can even imagine. Does God always answer YES! The answer however may not be YES. Sometimes God says no, sometimes He remains aloof teaching us patience and wanting to make us more dependent upon Him (the Holy Spirit indwelling every true believer).
Note the type of things “Christians” should be asking God for v.16 to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit, no cars, houses or health there. Do not get me wrong if you need transportation, housing are ill pray for those needs humbly. But if you have a house why pray for a mansion when we are to be good stewards of all God provides?
v. 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Verse 20-21 are a short Doxology, Glory is given to God for all His perfect attributes. These are to be celebrated in the church with Christ as the head. Not for a short period of time but forever. Christ was, is and will always be the Groom and the Church His Bride Ephesians 5:22-25, consecrated to Glorify God.
Above all else I think there are two main takeaways from today’s devotional:
We can boldly but humbly petition God for our needs in His will
Christians are meant to fellowship and Glorify God together in the Church
Are you a lone wolf not attending church? Are your petitions and supplications aligned with the will of God? Remember to pray daily as Paul, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit.