To follow His will for our lives, we need to continue to live in His Word and pray for His ongoing directions. Once we submit our lives to Him, we have His mighty power inside us. Paul tells us with His power and whatever we can accomplish is beyond our comprehension: “Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” Ephesians. TLB. This verse, memorized in The Living Bible Translation, has a longer “beyond” list. Beyond what we ever could imagine. As we spend time meditating or thinking on how we can accomplish anything He wants us to do, we sometimes like to be in a waiting pattern. Like planes at an airport moving around and waiting to take off. With His power and in His way we can go Infinitely beyond our prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes. Patti and I have prayed this verse many times. Recently we used it over the course of moving into an over-55 community called Carillon. What ministry does God have planned for us? We attended a luncheon with some new friends and we talked about a number of support groups at Carillon and someone suggested a Parkinson’s group. We began to pray specifically about this group and started a Parkinson’s support group meeting once per month, in January. 2022. Attendance is 15 to 20 per meeting and ourselves and the group have learned a lot from visiting doctors and therapists. God worked beyond what we prayed for. I believe because we prayed for His way and not looking for our answer.
What is keeping you on the ground?
What ministry or direction needs to be challenged to act?