We spent yesterday doing little things, preparing for baby girl to enter the world. In reality, we were filling time, finishing the waiting process, wanting the minutes to move quickly, to get to today. And, now we are at the day we had begun to think would never come. In some ways, it still seems impossible that we’re here. How can it be? It had seemed like this day was not meant to be. We’ve tried to have faith, we made the effort to pray every day, we re-underlined God’s promises for a couple of decades, and mostly kept hope that this day would come.
But. It never happened. Until now. Twenty-three years of waiting has merged into this day, a day we will always mark the birth of a miracle, a day we will always celebrate, a day we will remind one another that with God all things are possible.
It’s a day with a profound message: Don’t give up. God is at work doing infinitely more, far beyond what you’ve ever thought or prayed or imagined.
My Bible pages are worn out with praying these words, underlined, re-underlined, with my personal reminders written on the margins to believe for infinitely more:
When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-20, NLT).
All the words in the prayer are powerful words to pray: “God accomplishes infinitely more.”
When you get down to it, if, we looked through the struggle of being in this world and could see the unseen and ongoing work of God we would agree that each day is infinitely more than what we think it could ever be.
It’s a day to give thanks: “Thank You God for doing infinitely more.”
More later . . .
Learning to Kickstart the day in the infinitely more of God,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)