Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. EPHESIANS 3 : 20– 21
The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. ROMANS 8 : 6
He is able to do IMMEASURABLY more, even than we IMAGINE!
I love that He added this, we talk about prayer requests and pray without ceasing - but beyond ANYTHING we ask or even IMAGINE to ask of Him, He is able to do! SO COMFORTING!
And then I went on to read - The mind CONTROLLED by the Spirit….oh how I long to be SO controlled by Him that nothing rattles me or concerns me.
This is my confession, again…..I don't know if I truly can turn something completely over to Him. That is a sad confession - it speaks of how limited my trust and belief in Him deep down inside is -sadly. But, I LONG for this kind of complete trust - I move toward it asking Him to possess my mind completely. I purpose to give all control and worry to Him - it's nothing for Him to take on the burdens that paralyze me. In fact as a child of God He already carries it, I just think it's mine to bare, or am tricked by satan to think that so I'm not effective for the kingdom…silly….
Today I learned AGAIN, that my burdens are NOT my own - that He controls every thing and has for generations, and that I just need to lay it out to Him.
AGain and again - my study takes me to these type of passages, so I admit it - I'm a control freak and it's time to really really release and abide in Him and live the life and peace He offers me.
Am I the only one that struggles in this area of releasing?