September 14, 2023

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.
Ephesians 3:20

1. REMIND YOURSELF OF WHO GOD IS. Beyond all that we ask or think – God is able. His ability is without parallel. He is infinite, all-powerful, almighty, all-knowing, all-loving, all the time full on – He never slumbers nor sleeps. His ways are excellent. His outcomes are beautiful, and His laws are perfect. He sent His Son, the premier King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Champion of the faith, to suffer and die so that we can have access to the throne of grace. He is God.

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB

When I was young, the pastor who ordained me in the ministry preached quite a bit about being a new creation and being in Christ. That helped me out so much. It helped me with low self-esteem, insecurity, peer pressure, apprehensions, nervousness, and worry. A relationship with God is the best thing there is in human existence. I love my family, I love the church, I love trees and the blue sky. I even love it when it’s overcast and rainy. But man, there’s nobody like God and nothing like Jesus coming on a rescue mission to save my miserable self from sin and pronounce me righteous.

That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Philemon 1:6 NKJV

If you feel depleted, read about the abundance of God. He is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think according to the power working in us. When Jesus takes residency in our lives, there is a covenant relationship, and He won’t let us go. There is more blessing than you could even imagine. Plumb the depth, the breadth, the length, and the height – Try to get to know the love of Christ, which is beyond knowing (Ephesians 3:17-19). The mystery of the ages is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). Go in and inventory and summarize every good thing in you because of Jesus and watch it produce confidence and replenishment.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry

I am a new creation. I am the head and not the tail. I am accepted in the beloved. I am a member of the body of Christ. I am the object of God’s affection. He will never leave me nor forsake me, and He will certainly not cast me out. I am rooted and grounded in love and am filled up with all the fullness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Deuteronomy 28:13; Ephesians 1:6 NKJV; 1 Corinthians 1:12-14; Hebrews 13:5; John 6:37; Ephesians 3:17-19).

ac·knowl·edge, verb
To admit the existence or truth of
To express recognition of; make notice of
To express gratitude or appreciation for or to

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