Monday, February 7, 2011

Don't Short-Circuit The Power Of God

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 (Ephesians 3:20-21)

God can do anything. He is the Lord, the God of all Flesh, and there's nothing impossible with Him. His power is unlimited. Yet, many short-circuit that power and make it ineffective in their own lives because of doubt and unbelief. Some others try to "help" God by dictating to Him how they want Him to do what they want Him to do.

I'll explain with this example: Let's take it that you want the Lord to give you a house, a car or any other thing in the physical realm and you know its monetary value. When you pray, don't ask Him for the money; rather specifically ask for what you want. You might think, "But I can't get it without money!" But who told you that? God isn't limited by your situation or any circumstance. When you tell him what you want, He'll give it to you.

Many don't get answers to their prayers because they ask amiss (James 4:3); not knowing the Word of God. To get the right results, you must ask according to God's Word. Some will pray, "O God, use so and so to help me... " Such prayers will limit the influence and power of God on your life. Always remember that God is your help, not man. The psalmist said, "I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth " (Psalm 121:1-2).

Of course God will use people to bless and help you but He doesn't have to do it through a particular person as you have it in your mind. He doesn't want your attention to be on any man! He can use anybody and anything to fulfill His Word in your life. Many people have God all figured out. They pray but nothing happens, meanwhile they're responsible for limiting God in their lives. Once they expect things to happen in a certain way, all their attention and focus is toward that direction, which mostly is away from God and His Word. Don't be that way.

Quit looking up to man for help, look to the Lord; for your help is in the Name of the Lord!


For the Lord my God is great and greatly to be praised, and my face have I set towards Him, my eternal Helper. In you Lord have I put my trust, confident that you're able to do today, exceeding, and abundantly above all that my heart can fathom, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Rhapsody of Realities February 22, 2011
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Trelan's notes:
This may be late in coming but I'll say this: Don't focus on HOW God will give you that thing you desire, instead simply SEE that thing you desire IN YOUR POSSESSION. As Pastor Chris said, God is not limited by circumstances. Let Him figure out the how. All you need to do is receive the end result.

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