Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, ac- cording to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
In today’s scripture, Paul reminds the church in Ephesus that all they have accomplished and achieved is through God’s power and strength, working in them for God’s glory. He encourages them to allow God to multiply their dreams and plans beyond their own abilities for the kingdom.
A few keywords in this passage help us understand that God will continue to help as we look for strategies and vision for the USA/Canada Region.
The verb phrase “is able” is in present tense. God is continually able! “To do” is an action word indicating an action that is not yet completed.
God is still working!
The triple emphasis of the words “far more abundantly” intensifies what is possible through God’s unlimited power.
Our dreams and visions for the region are not limited by our own imagina- tions, for God has a vision for us that is beyond anything we can think, dream, or do. We are relying on God to actively work in his unlimited power to bring the region where he wants it to be for his glory.
Father, we praise your name. Give us courage to dream kingdom-size dreams for our region and to trust that you will do more than we can ever imagine. May everything we do be for your glory alone.
Prayer Journal Reflections
Reflect on the vision of the church in Canada and the United States.
Northwest Regional Global NMI Representative