Ephesians 3:20 - Now Unto Him Who Is Able!

Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) 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 (TLB) Now glory be to God, 
who by his mighty power at work within us is 
able to do far more than we would ever dare to 
ask or even dream of--infinitely beyond our 
highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. 


   Someone recently mentioned what a 
blessing my abundant imagination must be - and I had 
to think about that. It had made life more 
pleasant growing up, since I could entertain myself 
while working long, hot days in the cotton fields. 
It came in handy for writing assignments in 
school and, later, for a granddaughter always 
hungry for a story. But an overactive imagination 
can seem like a curse on a dark night in an 
empty house. Or when a loved one is late and not 
answering the phone. Or while watching the news. 
   What I don't fully understand is why it's 
so easy for my imagination to get carried away 
with dark, scary thoughts, but not so much when 
it comes to potentially joy-filled things to 
happen. Why is it harder to picture a relationship 
as healthy and thriving than as broken and 
hopeless? To envision myself succeeding at my 
God-given dreams instead of failing? To expect the 
best rather than brace for the worst-possible 
scenario? And the most important question: What does 
this tendency say to the One Who gave His life 
for me? 
   You don't have to be a full-fledged 
pessimist to struggle with moments of seeing the glass 
as half-empty. But the Bible teaches that Jesus 
made it possible to live a joy-filled, abundant 
life despite the pain that comes with this 
earthly life. So if my imagination runs wild, it 
should be focused on how God will work out 
everything in my life for good - which, according to 
Ephesians 3:20, is better than anything I could ever 
imagine. by Dianne Neal Matthews 
   What situation in your life tempts you to 
lapse into pessimistic thinking? Imagine yourself 
handing that circumstance, problem, or relationship 
over to Jesus and trusting Him to handle it. 
[Mornings With Jesus 2019 Devotional by Guideposts and 


   I am able to do immeasurably more than 
all you ask or imagine. So think big when you 
pray, but remember that I always think bigger! I 
am continually at work in your life, even when 
you can see nothing happening. It's easy for you 
to feel stuck in a situation you'd like to 
change because you can see only the present moment. 
But I look at the big picture - all the moments 
of your life - and I am doing more than you can 
   Try to stay in communication with Me as 
you go through this day. You can talk with Me 
about anything because I understand you perfectly. 
The easiest way to keep in touch is to begin 
each day with Me - bringing Me your praises and 
requests. Then, as you get into your activities, it's 
more natural to continue talking with Me.  
   The longer you wait to start 
communicating with Me, the more effort it will take. So 
come to Me early, before you get too far into 
your day. You may think you cannot spare the time 
for this, but remember that you don't handle 
things alone. You work collaboratively with the One 
who can do far more than you ask or imagine. 
(Eph. 3:20; Psa. 93:1, 2; 5:3) [Jesus Today by 
Sarah Young] 

   Anxiety is a result of envisioning the 
future without Me. So the best defense against 
worry is staying in communication with Me. When 
you turn your thoughts toward Me, you can think 
much more positively. Remember to listen, as well 
as to speak, making your thoughts a dialogue 
with Me.  
   If you must consider upcoming events, 
follow these rules: 1) Do not linger in the future 
because anxieties sprout up like mushrooms when you 
wander there. 2) Remember the promise of My 
continual presence; include Me in any imagery that 
comes to mind. This mental discipline doesnt 
come easily because you are accustomed to being 
god of your fantasies. However, the reality of 
My presence with you, now and forevermore, 
outshines any fantasy you could ever imagine. (Luke 
12:22-26; Eph. 3:20, 21) [Jesus Calling by Sarah 

      Come to Me with all your weaknesses: 
physical, emotional, and spiritual. Rest in the 
comfort of My Presence, remembering that nothing is 
impossible with Me.  
   Pry your mind away from your problems so 
you can focus your attention on Me. Recall that 
I am able to do immeasurably more than all you 
ask or imagine. Instead of trying to direct Me 
to do this and that, seek to attune yourself to 
what I am already doing.  
   When anxiety attempts to wedge its way 
into your thoughts, remind yourself that I am 
your Shepherd. The bottom line is that I am 
taking care of you; therefore, you needn't be 
afraid of anything. Rather than trying to maintain 
control over your life, abandon yourself to My will. 
Though this may feel frightening - even dangerous, 
the safest place to be is in My will. (Luke 
1:37; Eph. 3:20-21; Psa. 23:1-4) [Jesus Calling by 
Sarah Young] 

   In Me you have everything. In Me you are 
complete. Your capacity to experience Me is 
increasing, through My removal of debris and clutter 
from your heart. As your yearning for Me 
increases, other desires are gradually lessening. Since 
I am infinite and abundantly accessible to 
you, desiring Me above all else is the best way 
to live. 
   It is impossible for you to have a need 
that I cannot meet. After all, I created you and 
everything that is. The world is still at My beck and 
call, though it often appears otherwise. Do not be 
fooled by appearances. Things that are visible are 
brief and fleeting, while things that are 
invisible are everlasting. (Eph. 3:20; 2 Co. 4:18) 
[Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 




If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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