It's another Motivational Monday Moment, and I've paired up with quite a few people to bring you a moment of motivation and inspiration this year. Today's inspiration is provided by Melinda Michelle and she brings us a thought provoking topic, and issues a challenge that I'm taking up in my life. Read on...
My Favorite Scripture by Melinda Michelle
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, ~ Ephesians 3:20
I was asked to write about my favorite scripture. There are many powerful scriptures in the Word of God that I hold dear and get me through some tough times. When I think about which one holds the prestigious place of “favorite” there’s only one that comes to mind, Ephesians 3:20. I think the reason this one reigns above the rest for me is because, like God, it’s impossible to measure. When you wrap your mind around this scripture, you realize, it is filled with hope, power and authority. It says that God is able to do above what we can ASK or THINK. So, no matter what our imaginations or desires create, God can abundantly exceed it. How awesome is that? I also like it because it challenges me in the area of faith and expectation. If I evaluate my life and I don’t feel like I am walking in an abundance, then I know there’s more that I should be doing. God’s promises are yes and amen. It takes a different kind of mindset to believe God for the impossible.
In my walk with God, one of the things that has repeatedly come to me as an area of improvement is that, I am not thinking big enough. I have felt this in my personal time with God as well as had people come to me and say the very same thing. I never want to get to the end of my life and realize I didn’t do all that was in me to do. This scripture is a constant reminder to think bigger, expect bigger and ultimately let God even exceed that. After the third time this was told to me, I got frustrated. I asked God to give me a starting point of the level I should be thinking at. A few days later, I was in the shower when I heard it. The thought was definitely not mine because it was nothing I would even fathom. Then when I thought about the magnitude of what He told me, I realized I was indeed thinking too small and I needed to adjust my expectations.
So, from here on out, the level God introduced me to is where I START to think, and that experience brought Ephesians 3:20 to life for me. It is REAL. So that one instruction has sent me down a path of obedience that I never saw coming. It is big, and it will take hard work, but I know that I am activating God’s Word in my life therefore I will get the results it promises. I know the Word of God is alive and active, I truly believe it is a living, breathing thing. I honestly believe the only reason we as Christians don’t walk in more authority in the earth is because we don’t activate the Word in our lives. I encourage every believer to find just one scripture this year and activate it in your life. Look at what comes before it and what comes after it. Find the instructions in the Word to activate that thing and get results. Once you master that scripture, begin to activate others in your life and watch your life soar in ways you never imagined. Remember, God is only limited in our lives because of where our PERSONAL faith holds Him hostage. Without faith is it IMPOSSIBLE to please God.
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