Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
Ephesians 3:17-21 “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness 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.”
Hebrews 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
Job 42:11 “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”
Several years ago, I had a speaking part on a single episode of the TV show Monk. It was an opportunity that fell into my lap – I was in the right place at the right time, with the right background and the right connections. While it was something that I would have paid to do for an interesting life experience, I actually got paid to say my brief lines. In fact, even a decade and a half later, I still get regular though small checks in the mail as residual payments. Each one of those envelopes is a blessing, as they remind me of a fun day and a unique experience. While the money is now minute, even the tiniest check is above anything that I originally expected.
God’s gifts to us are amazing. These blessings don’t come by being at the right place at the right time, with the right background and the right connections. They come from a loving Christ, whose love passes all our knowledge as it demonstrates a combination of characteristics of breadth, length, depth, and height that are on the ragged edge of our understanding and comprehension. They come from a personal Lord who desires to provide an answer to our stated needs by showing us great and mighty things that we know not. They come from a great God who is able to constantly surprise us with an outcome that is exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. They come from a compassionate Christ who knows our struggles because He has walked in our shoes. They come from a healing Lord who can transition our pain into progress and our struggles into successes.
They come from a risen Saviour!
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO EMBODY A CONFIDENCE, REGARDLESS OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES, THAT GOD IS POISED TO POUR OUT HIS LOVE ON US. As He does, may we recognize those unexpected blessings as gifts from God that are above anything we could even imagine.