Limiting the Ultimate Power

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I wanted something a bit more “professional” looking and just more…cool. Hope you all like it!

Now, let’s get into our post!!

I remember when I got my first iPod touch, I was so excited! It was my first electronic device and I was so happy to get it. I remember opening the box, turning it on, and downloading my iTunes onto it.

I had a “tool”, an object that had a small amount of power, and I used that power every day.

When I received the iPod, I didn’t use it once, then kept it in the box, or only used it when I needed it, I used it every day.

If we have an object that has some sort of power, we use it, we don’t keep it on a shelf, or in a box.

We have ultimate power in God, and so often we put God in a box. We sometimes limit our prayers and what we ask for, because we feel it’s too big or impossible.

But think about who we are praying to; God, the creator of heaven and earth. Think about Jesus and what He has done.

  • He healed a man with leprosy – Matthew 8:1-4
  • Healed a paralyzed man – Matthew 9:2-7
  • Healed a crippled woman – Luke 13:10-17
  • Healed ten men with leprosy – Luke 17:11-19
  • Healed a sick man at the Pool of Bethesda – John 5:1-15
  • Healed a man born blind – John 9:1-14
  • Jesus calmed the storm – Luke 8:22-25
  • The feeding of the 5,000 – Mark 6:30-44
  • Jesus walks on water – Matthew 14:22-33
  • Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead – John 11:38-44

Our God is an awesome God, He has unfathomable power and knowledge.

Romans 11:33 says

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

Jesus has done some amazing works and miracles, so why would we put such a power in a box?

Because we doubt. We don’t believe it. We think it’s impossible.

I can think back to times when I did not pray for something because I thought it was impossible, I doubted.

Let’s think about that, I thought it was impossible, I. Me. Myself. I’m not the one who has raised a man from the dead, I did not calm a storm with words, I did not feed 5,000 men with five loaves of bread and two fish, I did not walk on water or healing a man that was born blind. God did.

I cannot create a sunset with dozens of colors, I can not keep the world turning on its axis, I cannot create life, I cannot create weather and storms, but God can.

And yet we still have doubts, we doubt God can answer that “big” prayer request, and sometimes we don’t go to Him because of that very reason.

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

All things are possible with God. Not just a couple of things, all things.

With that knowledge of what God has done, and that verse, how can we not ask? We limit ourselves to what we ask of God.

Because in our human mind, it might be impossible, but God can do anything, and we should bring all our requests, either big or small to the One who cares.

We can pray to God for anything; finding our keys, making a decision, needing wisdom, and anything in between.

But most importantly, we can go to Him for the impossible, the things that we feel are completely not worth considering, we may think its implausible, but nothing is impossible for God.

If it’s His will, then it will become possible    

Plus, we can go to Him for the requests that we share with no one, the ones so personal, we don’t voice them out loud, but God knows, and He wants us to bring it all to His throne.

God is the ultimate power, Job 37:5 says

God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.

And Ephesians 3:20 ESV

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…

Don’t limit your prayers on what you think is impossible, because

Through God, all things are Possible

Last Weeks Posts:

Monday Devotional: Think on These Things Part Three

Wednesday’s Post: The Thoughts from a Bloggers Notebook

Friday’s Journal Prompt: What are you Learning about God?