Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.—Ephesians 3:20
Do you say yes to everything your children ask for? I hope not. If they had their way, kids would eat candy for breakfast and watch cartoons or play video games all day—or do all those things at the same time, while they are texting.
When you ask God for something, He may say no, and you may think that God is so unfair. But did you ever consider that God has something better for you? Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” That is why you should never be afraid to commit an unknown future to a known God. You should never be afraid to say, “Your will be done.”
Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven . . .” (Matthew 6:9–11). Before offering a word of personal petition, we should first pray, “Your will be done.”
We also read in Philippians 4:6–7, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
What does God promise that He will do if we pray this way? He promises to bring us peace. And “His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Proverbs 15:15 says, “He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.” The Bible promises a cheerful heart to the follower of Christ.