There is this verse in Ephesians that has been on my mind a lot this year...here it is:
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,"
This was written by the Apostle Paul to the Christians living in a place called Ephesus. Ephesus was where Paul had started a church. Ephesus was important due to it's geography and it's culture. This verse is part of a powerful prayer, as Paul encourages his readers to live in God's power that is living within them through the gift of the Holy Spirit.
On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to have lunch with a good friend before he leaves town at the end of the month. Don't you love getting together with a friend to have a great conversation? Even though I don't get to connect very often, whenever we get together, the conversation is rich and dives to the depths of what is going on in life.
He told me that he has been captured by the concept of "story" and how our lives tell a story each day. How each day we have the opportunity to introduce new stories into our lives that challenge our imagination and how we see the world. As a new parent himself, he and his wife are seeking stories to share with their children that will inspire their imaginations to grow.
I've been carrying that conversation around with me all week...and it led me back to this verse in Ephesians 3.
God is able to exceed our wildest imaginations. His power at work in our lives is where our existence and his divine plan collide. We are a part of a much, much, much bigger story...oh, and don't get caught up in the outcomes, because Paul addresses that in the very next verse of Ephesians 3:
"to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
Imagine what could happen if we began to embrace God's power at work in our life?
What if now is the time for you to start living a better story?