What’s the “More” God Wants for You? - Encouragement for Today - March 26, 2018

Brian Houston

March 26, 2018
What’s the “More” God Wants for You?
BRIAN HOUSTON

“God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20-21 (MSG)

What are the deepest longings of your heart — the “more” you want in your life that you’re afraid to voice out loud?

Over the years, I’ve learned to trust God with the secret desires of my soul. And I can testify to God’s faithfulness when it comes to giving me more of His vision, His presence and His calling, all for a purpose bigger than mine.

Have you ever stopped to wonder what God’s response would be to your heart’s cry for more?

I believe the Savior of the universe would bend down in the most caring of manners and say, “More what? And how much more? My supply is unending. My mercy is limitless. My grace is more than you need.”

The more God wants for your life is beyond comprehension. Our key verse today, Ephesians 3:20‑21, tells us, “God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.”

It changed my thinking and my life when I realized the power of this truth: God can do anything. And not just a little bit more than we dream of. Far more.

So what are your craziest ideas, deepest longings and grandest plans — the things you’ve barely allowed your soul to imagine? Because even those grand plans aren’t enough. All of heaven is looking down upon you, shaking their heads and saying, “Is that all? Is that all she wants? Is that all he can dream up?”

Allow me to stretch your thinking, because we serve the ultimate Big Thinker. No plans of yours even compare to God’s. The amazing truth is, God can take every limitation that’s been put on your life — by you or by others — and expand your heart and purpose in a way that’s way bigger, way higher, way more effective than anything you could imagine. You can never out-dream God.

Dear God, thank You for creating me to want more. Help me see how You want me to change my thinking so that I live differently, with great expectation for what You’re doing in my life! All for Your glory! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
1 Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’” (NKJV)

Matthew 19:26, “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” (NKJV)

RELATED RESOURCES:
To stretch your thinking to even greater reaches about what God can do in your life, read Pastor Brian Houston’s latest book, There Is More: When the World Says You Can’t, God Says You CanOr visit Brian, the founder and global senior pastor of Hillsong Church, at brianchouston.com.

CONNECT:
You can follow Brian on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or join the conversation about all that God longs to do in your life, using #ThereIsMoreBook.

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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? In what ways have you lost or kept pieces of that dream?

As you read this devotion, what “craziest idea” came to your mind as something you’ve recently considered doing? What’s holding you back from pursuing that idea?

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