Unblock For Overflowing Goodness

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
— Ephesians 3:20

Sometimes in relationships, we become blocked.

We've been disappointed so many times, our hearts so hurt, that we shut down. We lower our expectations if we even have any at all.

We do this to God too. Maybe we've prayed and we didn't see the answer that we wanted when we wanted it, so we stopped asking. Or begin to make our requests so small to not be disappointed.

But, the Word of God says that He can do not only abundantly more than we ask but even more than we think. God can go above and beyond any dream or plan, we could ever think up. But, not if we stop asking, not if we block Him. 

We can block Him through disobedience, we can block Him through giving up too soon, we can block Him through hurt- shutting down our hearts.

What we give out comes back to us. If we want our human relationships to succeed, we must unblock God so that He can work within us. So, that He can do exceeding abundantly more, filling our hearts until they are overflowing. 

That is when that overflow can spill out to others in our lives.

Whatever you are holding back today, give it to God. He can do exceeding abundantly more. Just wait for it. 


To Ponder:

Is there a blessing I'm blocking, something I'm holding back? God is trying to do a new thing, but I'm shutting off an area of my life or heart to Him, to others? Are blocks causing my relationships to suffer?


Prayer:

Lord, 

   Your Word promises that You are able to do far more than I could ever ask or think. Show me what in my life is blocking that. Unblock me, Lord. Anything that is blocking Your work in me and Your blessings for me, take it away now. 

I open myself to receive all You have to give me so I may overflow. 

Make my heart an ever revolving door to receive and give. May everyone I interact with receive the overflow Lord. Bless each one. I lift my hands to You opening my heart. May I freely recieve and freely give. 

Amen

FebruaryLori HilComment