MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7
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.
Ephesians 3:14-15 (NLT)
“GOD, I WANT TO DO GREAT THINGS’
During a time of great drought, the Scottish preacher Dr. Guthrie prayed for rain in the morning service. As he went to church in the afternoon, his daughter, Mary, said, “Here is the umbrella, Papa.” “What do we need it for,” he asked. “You prayed for rain this morning, and don’t you expect God will send it?” They carried the umbrella, and when they came home, they were glad to take shelter under it from the drenching storm. (Source: The Lantern)
A great God can accomplish great things when we pray. When the Apostle Paul concluded in Ephesians 3 that all Christians have been brought near to God by Jesus, it caused Him to fall to His knees in humility, worship and gratitude to our Father and our Creator. Great prayers begin with a great view of God. As believers, we have been given a status that allows us to do great things with our great God. The Apostle Paul also wanted to encourage them in the face of his own persecutions to believe God could use them.
What about God would cause you to fall to your knees in awe? When’s the last time you prayed a prayer that required you to “carry an umbrella” even when it wasn’t raining?
Praise God for the things about Him that move you to awe and wonder. Praise God for answering prayers that seem impossible.