Eph. 3:20-21 Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen.
First of all, all glory belongs to God. When we ascribe to people greatness and praise, we are robbing God of His glory. We can appreciate what others do and say, but let us be careful that we don’t go beyond that.
It is by His mighty power at work within us that He is able to do anything in us and through us. It is not us or anything we do that accomplishes the work of God in us. Our efforts alone are wasted energy. We must always recognize and acknowledge the hand of God in all we do.
He is able to do far more than anything we could ever dream possible, if we were to but let Him loose in our lives. We hinder what the Lord will do by our lack of faith and by our unwillingness to let Him work freely in us. We hinder His work in us by not letting go of many things that are baggage to our souls and weigh us down.
We hinder God when we doubt His ability to do what we can’t see or imagine. We say we believe in a God who can do all things, but in practice we don’t live it. We confine God to our comfort zone. We fail to really believe in God’s unrestricted power. We so often fail to tap into the resources available to us because of our lack of faith.
May the Lord increase our faith and give us willing hearts so that He can do greater things in and through us. May our lives be a display of His mighty power and may He always be lifted up and glorified through us both now and forever.