After I finished reading my Bible this morning, I leaned my chair back – I have a motorized recliner – and I thought about God, about how Jesus is the Son of God, how God, Himself, came to earth as a “real-life” man. That thought staggered me. We all know this but there are times when we need spiritually recharged. That’s what God did for me this morning. But the Holy Spirit didn’t stop there.
As I continued to meditate on the Lord, I was reminded of a small need I have. It’s not just small; it’s nothing when compared to anything, yet, to me, it is something. Well, I just asked Jesus to intervene. I’ve been a Christian for a long time and many times I have taught about God’s omnipotence. Yet, this morning, I hesitated to ask Him to intercede for me. That’s when the Holy Spirit dropped what I’m about to write into my heart.
God is infinitely powerful. If I ask Him for anything, what I ask does not diminish the power of God at all. God is not like a car. If my car carries me to Walmart, my gas tank is diminished; it has less gas. God isn’t that way.
We can ask God for anything, from the most infinitesimally small thing to a world-changing thing, and He can do it without any loss of His power. It is us that restrain God. We do this by lack of faith or asking for things against His will. But we must remember, I must remember, that God desires to show Himself to us and the world. He is not the God of limited power or resources.
How much remains when we subtract one from infinity? The answer is infinity (∞ – 1 = ∞), and that is how God’s omnipotence is. I should never constrain God with my preconceptions which include thinking something is too small or too big to ask for God’s help. Jesus gave us a wonderful promise:
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.Matthew 7:7–8
I’m just finishing this post, and I checked; my prayer has been answered. From the time I started writing until I finished writing, God answered my prayer. God answers our prayers. He will do the same for you as He has done for me.
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