Ephesians 3:20

I love surprises and my guess is you do too. There is something special, exciting, and beyond our expectations when we are surprised by someone or with something. Paul in Ephesians 3 and verse 20 challenges us to pray for the unexpected, the unusual, and the unbelievable. Praying to put ourselves in the position to receive, be blessed or surprised. Let’s look at three key phrases in this verse: “Now to him…” The “him” refers to Jehovah Jireh, the one who provides. “Who is able to do…” Truly God is able, willing, and ready to answer our prayers and to for us what we by faith are asking. “Immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…” Our God is not only able to do for us, but He wants to do more for us, exceedingly more. To put us in this, “surprise me Lord” position, we must do three things. We must ASK, BELIEVE and completely TRUST Him for that which we are praying for. It’s been said that, “God’s answers to our prayers may as well exceed our expectations.” John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  Those that pray trust God completely and believe put themselves in position to receive. God will provide, and when he does, you will be satisfied. How exciting is that!