God Can Do More Than I Can Ask or Dream

These were verses that I recently found in my daily Bible reading.

God knew I would need these. I have this posted in my kitchen to reread often.

God is so moving in my heart and speaking to me and my family.

So Joy’s recent preschool Bible devotion was on Ephesians 3:20, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
That same night our CA renters called saying they found a place and will likely move out in a couple weeks.  Our house has to sell because we cannot afford to pay rent here and mortgage there.

But the news did not freak me out.  I am totally surprised it did not put me in panic mode.  It just makes it feel like crunch time.  God has often waited to the last minute to provide for us.  I do not believe he does this because He is unable to move sooner but rather it is an opportunity to grow and stretch our faith.  Am I going to trust him in this moment?

It is these bottom of the 9th seasons that God shows us how big he is.  I am expecting him to be HUGE and to work mightily.  He is in the business of miracles especially when we feel desperate, clueless and don’t see the answers.

It is no coincidence that God brought Ephesians 3:20 back to our family through Joy’s book.  It is a reminder that God can do immeasurably more than we can think or dream.

I woke up the next morning just wanting to meet with God in a time of silence and solitude while on a long walk.  I was feeling God prompting my heart to remember how he has provided in the past with this CA house.  The story of how God provided this house was a total miracle(I plan to post that soon).  So I was feeling that this home came into our lives as a miracle and it will leave our lives as a miracle.
We had needed that home because my 2 teenage siblings were coming to live with us.

On my walk I celebrated that miracle.  I realized my kids do not know of that miracle so I shared it with them.  Over and over in the Bible God reminds his people to go back and remember the stories how he faithfully provided for them.

So a really cool part of this story- the very first time we saw our CA house God brought Ephesians 3:20 to my mind.  And now the same verse is encouraging us in this time where I can totally freak out on how it is going to all work out.

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2 comments

  1. Chrissy · June 2, 2014

    Amen. Love you lady. Amazing how God moves in our lives, isn't it? I also enjoyed your baseball reference 😉 Living in His peace! Thank you for the blessing of sharing. I have to hear about the CA house story!!

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  2. Kimi · June 4, 2014

    thanks chrissy. that story i will hopefully share on friday 🙂

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