Rising Joy by Vicki Matheny
Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3.20-21
Have you ever seen a dream board? Many companies encourage their salespeople to make these and hang on their bulletin board at work or their refrigerator door at home so they will be seen often. The idea is to motivate the person to get out there and do the job.
Most of us can dream really big dreams. That new car, new home, new baby for many of us are a fulfillment of our dreams.
Have you ever thought about spiritual dreams? Do you have things that you would like to see happen in the church? Numerical growth, spiritual growth, more Bible studies, planting a new congregation, or whatever it might be.
When we think of those dreams, we can become discouraged because we do not always see those things coming to fruition. We cannot do it on our own and we are right. We cannot. But, God has the power to do far more than our little dreams. His power is the same power that is working within us. That is an awesome thought!
The glory should not come our way for the things that we do accomplish in our lives. If we are in the church, then we are in Christ. The glory in the church and in Christ belongs to God! May we give it all to Him!