SUNDAY 7TH JAN., 2018
TOPIC: GOD WORKS WITHIN ME
TEXT: EPHESIANS 3:20-21 “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, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen…”
Let us for a moment meditate concerning this verse for more understanding: “able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think” (vs. 20). What an amazing description of God’s power to work within us and do you utterly believe without any iota of doubt in very unpalatable situations?
More often than not, our focus is mainly on what we want Him to do around us: that is what our eyes can see. Truly, if He would change this situation or fix that problem, then my life would be much more of what I want but He desires us to think and ask for more eternal valuable things; our soul and spirit realm where the transformation process really occurs–He wants us to conform into His image. The sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit has more than enough power to transform lives from the inside out, but change within is usually a gradual process whereby we continuously yield ourselves to Him. Spiritual fruit takes time to grow and mature. That’s why we need patience and faith to believe He is working even when we don’t see the results right away. God is never in a hurry and will never give up on us.
The Lord has a purpose for your life, and He is constantly working to achieve it. Although He has different plans for His children and His overriding goal—is to transform every believer into the image of His Son Jesus Christ. In order to accomplish this, He may have to allow us go through some struggles and experiences which might not even make sense to us at that time because we may not fully understand exactly what He is doing. What would you like to see the Lord do within you? Beloved, it is according to His good pleasure of His will. As you meditate concerning these things, look for qualities that God considers precious, and ask Him to work them out in your life. The work of the Holy Spirit will make you more like Christ for His glory and not for the praise of mankind. Then rely on His wonderful promise to do even more than you have asked or imagined.
MEDITATION: Eph. 1:16-22
GEN. 7/MATT. 7/EZRA 7/ACTS 7