As we stand in the brink of a new year, my heart is filled with profound gratitude and joyful anticipation. Last year 2018 has been amazing for us as a church. But the future? It’s going to be awesome!
Ephesians 3:20 says, “God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we ask or imagine.” Whatever we’re believing for, whatever we’re dreaming about, God is going to take that and make it bigger, better and more rewarding than we’ve ever imagined.
But notice that it’s “according to the power working in us.” God’s power works in us by our faith, how we believe. Do you believe that God wants to work in your life exceedingly abundantly above all you could ask or think? Do you believe He wants to overwhelm you with His goodness and blessing?
God never created you to be ordinary. He created you to leave your mark on this generation. In this new season, expect the fullness of the promises of the Word of God to come into full view. Expect those prophetic words that He has spoken over your life to come true.
The famous evangelist, D. L. Moody, reportedly spoke these words of expectation to his sons from his death bed, “If God be your partner, make your plans large.” God is our partner, and our plans can and should be large.
The Bible tells of many whose faith in God produced amazing results. Hebrews tells of those “who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong” (11:33-34).
The list of heroes of the faith has grown through the ages, and we can be a part of that list. Because of God’s power and faithfulness, we can attempt great things for God and expect great things from God. Amen.
Pastor Hock Cheng