Day 27: God is able
2 Corinthians 9:8
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
I love writing these devotions. One of the benefits of writing them is that God always seems to apply them to me first!
We are in the process of trying to sell our house in order to relocate closer to Workington. Just before I started looking at this verse today I was going through a list in my mind of everything that could go wrong culminating in the potential scenario that the house survey might come back saying there is subsidence and our house is unsellable! Well here in these three words I have the answer to every negative scenario I could imagine. Whether they actually happen or whether they are just in my imagination – God is able.
God is able to do whatever he needs to do to get his will done. If we can just get hold of these three words – God is able – we will find our worries and anxieties will decrease and our faith will increase.
In the Bible we see the truth of these three words so vividly displayed.
God is able to shut the mouths of lions, overcome giants, break people out of prison
God is able to build His church even through setbacks, hardship and persecution
God Is able to bring freedom to captives, hope to the hopeless, healing to the sick
God is able to feed a multitude with just a few loaves and fishes, heal people who are sick and bring the dead back to life.
So God is able to start new ministries, plant new campuses, grow Connect groups, extend his kingdom, build his church and save the lost.
God is able to sort out house sales, job problems, financial difficulties and relational issues.
God is able!
This verse specifically says God is able to make grace abound. Now grace here should not be relegated to something vague or intangible. In these verses the grace talked about is God’s practical provision – the things needed to make life work.
The fact that practical provision is described as grace tells us this – God’s provision is not based on our ability, efforts or worthiness but his overflowing, super abundant love, favour and mercy.
Whether you are facing challenges or opportunities at this time (or a mixture of the two!) why not proclaim these three words over your situation right now.
“God is able!”
Campus Pastor, Workington