Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. —Ephesians 3:20-21
I finished the year by reading a book by Naeem Fazal and by doing some reflection. My youngest daughter, Hannah, gave me the book for Christmas. One thing that was mentioned in the book was this statement: “Has there ever been a time when you trusted Jesus more than you are trusting Him at this moment.” It is a thought provoking statement. If there was a time when I trusted Jesus in the past more than I am trusting Him in the moment, why is that?
Am I trusting in myself and not relying on the Holy Spirit of God? If so, then there will be nothing good that comes out of that. Do I think that what was first accomplished by grace now can be accomplished by works? That is hardly the case! Am I reading His Word but go on my way without applying what He says to me? This would be self-deception. Do I seek glory, recognition or reputation for myself? This would be prideful. Is there anything in my life right now that is keeping me from trusting Jesus more now than I ever have in the past? Will my trust in Him grow more and more? If self gets in the way… it will not.
What does Jesus want to do in and through my life for the rest of my life? Am I truly open to that or do I put limits on my obedience to Him? So I seek comfort more that commitment? Questions, questions and more questions that I need to reflect on.
Dear Father, truly I do want to be all that You want me to be in the authority of Jesus and by the Holy Spirit’s power. Oh, that I would yield to Your will. May it be so!