Ephesians 3:20, 21:
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Notice the phrase, “is able to do.” God’s ability is in play because His supply to meet our demand by asking or thinking is already in store – prepared ahead of time that we might have more than enough to do His will.
The “more than enough” is there for our taking according to our believing.
The blind men of Matthew 9 were asked by Jesus if they believed that He had the ability to give them their sight. After agreeing together, Jesus touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith (believing) be it unto you.”
Then they took their healing, their eyes were opened.
God provided manna for the children of Israel for 40 years while they were in the desert. For five days the people took a specific amount of the manna according to the number of persons in each family. On the sixth day, God provided double the amount of manna so that there would be more than enough for that day, and they would have provision for the seventh day also.
In Luke chapter 5, a crowd of people on the shore of Lake Gennesaret were pressing on Jesus to hear the Word He taught. He entered into Simon’s boat and asked him to thrust out a little from the shore and He taught the people from the ship. Peter complied, offering the use of his boat to Jesus.
Now see the truth of giving and receiving become part of the scene.
After Jesus finished speaking, He charged Peter to go out into the deep water and to let out nets for a haul of fish. But Peter allowed his sense knowledge as a professional fisherman to provide only one net for the fishing.
Much to his surprise, the haul was more than enough so that the net brake and the fish they did retrieve filled his boat and that of his partner. Peter gave a little, God gave a lot – more than enough to keep Peter’s business going.
Peter put limits on God through or by his fear.
Peter and his partners had fished all night and caught nothing. But God had in store a multitude of fishes, over and above what they needed for that day to prosper.
Think about it. How much do you really want God in your life? Which promise of His do you have a hunger in your heart to receive?
It’s happening with the disciples of the Lord.