God is our Father

April 28, 2018

Ephesians 3:20-21… Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever. Amen.

            God can even do far more abundantly than we think. Have you thought about that? If you haven’t thought about it, perhaps Paul in encouraging you to do just that. That is part of the joy of salvation. If God, through the blood of Jesus, can save me from the penalty of my sin, how much more can He do? That type of thinking could become selfish in nature and desire, but it is also reality for us who know God.

Jeremiah 32:27… Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh, is anything too hard for me?

            This was the word of the Lord, given to Jeremiah. So, it must not be a sin to think about such things. God would not encourage selfishness. We are His children. As such, our inheritance is from Him. I heard a song last night that might express some of the feelings here. It is a song by John Mendes…

Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in

Sometimes I feel like giving up

But I just can’t.

It isn’t in my blood.

            With the Spirit of God living inside me, it isn’t in my blood to give up. Because of the sacrifice of Jesus, I have been washed in His blood. Whatever that means, I have a new blood line defining my ancestry. Studying one’s ancestry is a big deal these days. We tend to go back and discover if someone famous is in our lineage. If you are a child of God you have the most desired change of all… you have the change that was wrought by Jesus. Give it carefully, yet confidently, to your children. With the Spirit of God living in us, there are no limitations to the outcome of our life. God is not limited; as his children, we aren’t either. When we look at obstacles with our own strength in mind, we can’t see how to get past them. We will get past them; it’s in our blood.