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
Read: Ephesians 3:14-21
I celebrated my 30th birthday yesterday, and I felt so blessed how God orchestrated everything. I enjoyed the day with friends, family, and kids of Safe Haven, one of the organizations we are supporting.
Despite the busy day, I was very thankful I had an alone-time with God. It was a time of worship and glorifying God; a time of not asking anything from Him. I rather chose to enjoy the moment of resting in His presence and allowed the Holy Spirit to calm my mind and heart and be sensitive to what God wants to tell me until I was already in tears.
God reminded me that my birthday is not about "ME" expecting greetings left and right, or expecting to feel so special because it's my day. Yesterday was a wonderful reminder of God's mercy, faithfulness, goodness, generosity and abundant love. What God has shown me in the past 30 years enabled me to do the same thing to others. Instead of receiving (something we thought we are entitled during our birthday), my heart longs to give because God gives abundantly to me, and for sure even more in the coming years.
Minutes before the calendar turns December 5, my friends honored me and blessed me with prayers. It is overwhelming to hear wonderful words of appreciation as they honor my life as a mom, a leader, a disciple, a volunteer, a friend, a new friend, and a daughter of God. But I will never be that kind of person if not because of Him and His faithfulness.
Praises and glory to God who is able to do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think, according to His power that is at work within us (v. 20 AMP). He will never stop to enable us to carry out His purpose. God is a God who never gets intimated with whatever we ask Him, even those things are beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams.
We are all a work in progress. Are you willing to trust God of His plans for you and of what He can do through you and in your life?
Praise God for His faithfulness!
Step 1: Put on a “Smile” (and if appropriate take a step back) and say to yourself: “Jesus, I need you.” (Diffuses tension, relaxes the jaw, open to change)
Step 2: Breathe In and Breathe out slowly: calms your mind, relaxes your body and renews your spirit. Gives time for the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts, words, and actions. Disengage from the situation when appropriate. “Jesus, I trust you.”
Step 3: Love: wrap you and the person(s) or situation in the white light of love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and peace. Pray for those who persecute you. “Jesus I love you.”
As Jesus is all and in all, we have been given the mandate to love one another.
Jesus Christ is the game changer…Jesus, I need you, trust you and love you.
Unite all in Love for God is Love!