More than you can imagine

More than you can imagine

Remember when a telephone was for making and receiving phone calls – and nothing else? With our current generation of smart phones, that day has long gone. I’ve recently upgraded from a basic mobile that only made and received calls, and sent the occasional text message with not even a camera!

I am quickly coming to the conclusion that my smart phone is far smarter than me. It has two cameras, can contain a phone directory of hundreds of people – including their addresses and a lot of extra information, it can tell me the weather – in any city of the world, I can go onto the internet, check out maps from around the world, read and send emails, write and read Facebook updates and Tweets via Twitter. I can read books, listen to music, view photo albums, play games, read the Bible and check my bank balances. It updates me with news, traffic conditions and the stock market.

It has a calendar which is synchronised with the calendar on my computer – and the calendar on my wife’s computer and phone – with automatic updates from either of us. It has done things I didn’t tell it to do and probably a whole lot more things I’m not aware of – yet. In fact, I know I have probably only used a very small part of its total capacity. Already it has exceeded my expectations and can probably do far, far more than I can ever imagine.

Paul wrote: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” (Eph. 3:20-21) God is able to do far more than we can ask or imagine! Sadly, we often limit God with our small prayers, our limited dreams or our finite visions.

Dare to dream big spiritual dreams. Dare to imagine how great God can be in your life, and in the life of the church. Dare to pray imaginatively. Dare to come boldly to his throne of grace – then expect God to answer those prayers. We have a great God, one who has blessed us in so many ways in Christ Jesus, a loving God who desires to bless us even more than we can imagine, and all made possible through the death and resurrection of his Son.

As we worship him today, give him all the glory.