FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11
14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources …20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us,
to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Ephesians 3:14-16a, 20 (NLT)
PAUL’S KEYS FOR PRAYING FOR GOD’S POWER: ASK BIG
Many years ago, there was a Hebrew professor at Princeton Seminary named Robert Wilson. He could read more than 30 Semitic languages! One time about twelve years after Donald Grey Barnhouse had graduated; he went back to the seminary to preach to the students. Dr. Wilson sat down near the front. After the message, he went forward and shook Barnhouse’s hand. He said, “When my boys come back, I come to see if they are big-godders or little-godders, and then I know what their ministry will be.”
Barnhouse asked him to explain, and he replied, “Well, some men have a little god and they are always in trouble with him. He can’t do any miracles. He doesn’t intervene on behalf of His people. They have a little god and I call them little-godders. Then there are those who have a great God. He speaks and it is done. He commands and it stands fast. He knows how to show Himself strong on behalf of them that fear Him.” He went on to tell Barnhouse that he could see that he had a great God and that God would bless him and his mission. (Ajai Prakash)
Are you a big-godder or a little-godder? Mike reminded us in the sermon that the size of my prayers reveals how big I think God is. Reflect on any prayers you have prayed this week. How big do you believe God is based on what you prayed?
Praise God as Creator of everything, for His unlimited resources, and for His power that’s at work in you.