Sometimes I lay in bed and cry my heart out. I lay there, needing to go to sleep, but overwhelmed with the desire for more.
I plead with God for more of His mercy, more of His blessing, more of His exceeding abundance in my life. I want more of what He has in store for me, those things that are wondrously beyond my imagination. I want more of what only He can give.
And you know what?
If we ask Him for more, He will answer. He will bestow great blessings on us. He will shower us with His amazing goodness and loving-kindness. He will overwhelm us with His incomprehensible peace.
But first, we have to ask for it:
“Call to me and I will answer you,
and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
It takes humility. We must realize our need for Him, admit that we are helpless in ourselves. Admit that we are weak. We must bow before Him and cry out for His divine power.
It takes faith. We must believe that He will do amazing things. We must trust that whatever He does (or doesn’t do) is absolutely perfect for us. He rewards that kind of faith. He blesses those who call on Him, believing that God rewards those who go to Him in faith.
It takes passion. We must admit our need, believe that God will answer in His perfect way – and keep on asking until we see His answer! He doesn’t want a lukewarm, shrug-your-shoulders kind of request: He wants your impassioned heart-tears, your soul-so-full it throbs with feeling. He wants you to ask, and ask again, until you hear Him answer.
And when we do that? When we throw our cares at His feet, begging Him to work, trusting that He will do so?
Because He is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, by the power of the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us.
Because His riches are glorious, and immeasurable, and unsearchable. And we are His heirs, entitled to receive of those riches.
Because He is King over all that has been created; He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and the wealth in every mine.
But first we must call.
If we call, He will answer. If we cry out for Him to work, He will do amazing things. Things beyond our comprehension.
So what mighty works are you waiting for God to do? What great things are you craving for your life? Call on Him!
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“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,
according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church
and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”