Ephesians 3:20 – Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.
Inexhaustible means “incapable of being used up, of being wearied or worn out! That’s our God! He has an unlimited supply source of everything we stand in need of. And when I think of Him as the inexhaustible God, for some reason, I think of Abraham!
In the book of Genesis, Abraham is chosen by God to be the father of His people. But the problem is that Abraham and his wife Sarah are childless. God calls Abraham away from his family and all that is familiar to him and Abraham leaves. Yet every time God spoke to Abraham He talked of Abraham’s descendants, of the land Abraham would receive, of the blessings that would be his, but Abraham was still childless.
Then one day after God shared all that He had in mind for Abraham, Abraham stopped Him and asked, “What good are all your blessings if I don’t have a son to leave it to?” Isn’t that amazing that Abraham would stop God in the midst of His proclamation over him and point out that he didn’t have a son? I would think that he would just keep nodding his head in agreement with God. But no! He wanted to know what good was all this wealth and this land, and all these promises if there was no one to leave it to! But you know what? I think God was waiting for that question, for He already had an answer! Isaac! And although Abraham produced an Ishmael, God still produced His Isaac. And then He did the unthinkable for Abraham and gave Him many more sons and daughters. In the United States Abraham has over 5 million descendants who are alive and well. That’s abundance!!
How about when Abraham was told about Sodom and Gomorrah’s upcoming destruction. Abraham asked God if he would destroy the city if there were fifty righteous there. God said He wouldn’t! Then Abraham continued, asking about forty-five, then forty, then thirty, until he got to ten. You would think that God would have been tired of the conversation by the third or fourth time, but He didn’t get tired of Abraham, or his requests. He patiently answered him until Abraham was at peace that he had done all he could to save the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah. He wasn’t successful, but he had successfully tried to save them. And in the process, God wasn’t worn out or weary with him.
These accounts in Genesis are just a tip of the iceberg of the abundant faithfulness of our loving God to His people. When we consider how He dealt with them in “biblical” times, how can we even doubt the goodness that He has in store for us.
Paul wrote, “that He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we could ask or think!” Paul was in essence letting us know that we serve the God with no limit to His power; even if there is a limit to what we could think or ask for, God’s abundance, His supply, His power has no end!
Recently I heard someone say, in probably true humility, “God if you never do another thing for us, You’ve already been so good!” This is so true! Rather we acknowledge it or not, it is a genuine truth that He has been so good to us. But guess what, no matter how good He has been to you, to that individual, to me, He still has more good in store for us! He doesn’t give us a few blessings and say, “that’s enough for her, for him!” Not our God. As a matter of fact, “eye has not seen, nor has ear heard, all that He has planned for us” so we can be sure that there is so much more to come!
To the Romans Paul wrote that God had given us Jesus! Glory Hallelujah! And Paul wrote that if God did not withhold His Son from us, how will He not with Him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32) Not some things, not a few things, but all things. It sounds to me like He’s going out of His way to bless us and He’s not holding anything back! All of heaven, (can you imagine it), at our disposal? I know it’s hard for me to imagine, also. But it’s true! He’s really working for our good and there is so much proof to confirm that!
Does your heart sing praise for His goodness to you? It should! But it’s not over! He’s only just begun to pour out His blessings upon you. Look for it! It’s coming, because He is the inexhaustible God, and He is your God! You haven’t worn Him out with your requests. You can’t! He isn’t tired of you, and He never will be. A powerful love for you keeps Him in the thick of things with you. Learn to trust Him and His love for you and you will experience His abundance like never before. I know I am. Wonderful Jesus!
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