Hello Dear One,
It’s June the 15th- we’re exactly midway through the month; isn’t God great?
Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) states, “Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
TPT renders it thus, “Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.”
Recently, someone drew my attention to this scripture and the Holy Spirit caused me to see it from an angle I had never seen. God places our asking (prayer) and thinking (thoughts) on the same pedestal. This means, our thoughts are as important as our prayers; the scripture above says …ask or think.
When praying, we tend to comport ourselves, often approaching God in an officious way, and bearing our hearts to Him. Is this wrong? Not at all. However, when we are done praying, we often go off to negate our requests by our thoughts.
Having prayed, we cannot afford to think outside of the expectations we made known to God and yet expect answers. For example, someone praying for God’s blessings, cannot be thinking poverty and yet expect God to come through. There’s a misalignment in the process already and God can’t respond to that.
However, when you pray for His blessings and your thoughts also align accordingly, the blessings of God are sure to manifest in the life of such a person. Little wonder, the enemy tries really hard to pollute our thinking and we ignorantly let it slide. Thank God we now know better. The Bible says in 2Corinthians 10:5, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
How about we begin to align our thoughts with our prayers; God help us in Jesus name.
God’s blessings always,