Ever found yourself drawn to the same Bible verse for days, even weeks? Well, the Holy Spirit kept whispering Ephesians 3:20 to me over the last few weeks of 2017.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…Ephesians 3:20
And while I know He was assuring me things would happen this year that would blow my mind, it was those first three words that really caught my attention.
“Now to Him”
A project I’d been working on for so long was about to cross the finish line, but Jesus wanted me to understand He would be the one to bring it across. I’d done what He told me and taken it as far as I could, but now I needed to hand it to Him.
The exceedingly, abundantly above happens in Jesus’ hands.
But that was a little vague for me and I don’t enjoy gray areas. So I asked, “Jesus, where is that line demarcating where my part ends and Yours begins?” That was the wrong question because the whole endeavor belonged to Jesus. He allowed me to participate.
Let’s Try This Again
To address my confusion, Jesus explained it to me last week through another verse.
Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3, CEB
I’d certainly read this verse before, but this time the word “commit” caught my attention. I thought it meant to dedicate, until I looked up its meaning in the original Hebrew. It has nothing to do with dedicating your work to the Lord.
Here You Go, Jesus
It actually means to “roll away from yourself to another.” Bingo! I get it now. Jesus invites each of us as a role player in His work until it’s time to roll it over to Him for the glorious finish. And why roll it? Because it’s too heavy for you to carry. A sure sign the work is bigger than you.
I’ll Take It from Here
“It’s about admitting you’ve run your leg of the race and willingly placing the baton in My capable hands. Hands that want to bless the work of yours. And though I’m the one carrying the baton over the finish line, I’ll bring you right along with Me. Because when I win, you win!”
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Nice post Vanessa, God bless! Have to love those promises, don’t we? More than that, we love the Promiser!
Thanks Jon. I completely agree with you!