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.
Did you ever ask yourself the question, “How much do I really want God in my life?” Or, perhaps, “Which promise of God do I have a hungry heart for in my life?”
God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. Presently. Now. God already has a supply that is more than enough to meet our asking and thinking. Why does He make this provision? Verse 21 states His purpose – that the church gives Him the glory by always showing how very great and good God is. What do we have to be thankful for if we do not value God (Romans 1:21).
As we have seen previously, God provides more than enough to follow up on the lifestyle of giving and receiving or sowing and reaping. Genesis chapter 1 reveals God’s plan with the first instruction that He gave man after the blessing, “Be fruitful and multiply…”
A record in 2 Corinthians further defines the lifestyle of sowing and reaping to meet needs of the people in the church of God.
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
The service of our giving to folks in need not only produces more than enough for us, but also produces an abundance of thanksgivings to God. Grace in the context of this record is figurative for money sowed and reaped.
It also provides more than enough in the lives of the others who receive our service.
Look at the context of Philippians 4:19 beginning with verse 15. The context is giving and receiving and Paul is complimenting the church at Philippi for the sharing of their finances with him in order to do his business – that of an apostle and teacher. The results were more than enough to provide for him to “have all and abound (verse 18).
The Philippians' giving helped Paul with more than enough; and for themselves fruit, that abounded to their account – plenty to live and plenty to give. Verse 20 illustrates that God the Father got the glory forever and ever. That is an abundance of thanksgivings.
You already have more than enough in God’s storehouse. Now is the time to start giving some of it away in order to be fruitful and multiply your seed. God is at hand to provide. There is nothing to it, but to do it! “Be it unto you according to your believing.”
Love and bless.