“(God) is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20, NIV) The apostle Paul piles on the terms in this powerful passage. He attempts to express the inexpressible and describe the indescribable power and mercy of God. Another way to look at this passage is to take each thought and add it, one at a time. In the original Greek language of the New Testament, Paul heaps on the terms, offering this sense of relentless, awesome power. This produces a pyramid effect, which maximizes the impact of the verse. God is…
Able to do
Able to do what we ask
Able to do what we think
Able to do what we ask or think
Able to do all that we ask or think
Able to do above all that we ask or think
Able to do abundantly above all that we ask or think
Able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think
What a blessing to be able to simply say, “My God is able.” And we’re able to say even more, because God is able to do “immeasurably more” because of his great power. Prayers offered to this Deity are neither a waste of time nor breath. God is able. He hears and answers in his own time and in his own way, always with our best interests in mind.
He is my God, by grace. And God is able.
Pastor Stephen Luchterhand