The New Testament is filled with promises proving God loves to over-answer the
prayers of His people!
One of the most familiar promises of all is Ephesians 3:20. We all know it well
yet few of us live as if we believe it. “Now to Him who is able to do
exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power
that works in us.”
God is able to answer our prayers but He wants to do for us exceedingly above
all we can even imagine! He wants to answer us not according to our puny
requests, but according to His riches and might.
The Bible tells us He is inclined to answer us with abundance: “Give, and it
will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running
over” (Luke 6:38).
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered
into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love
Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit” (1 Corinthians
“By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that
through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the
corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4).
“[Trust] . . . in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy”
(1 Timothy 6:17).
God is virtually begging us to ask for great things!
We like to call the Lord “our King” but do we pray large prayers worthy of
our King’s greatness? A king is obligated to care for his subjects, and his
people honor him by asking largely, believing he has all they need and will
provide it abundantly. Dearly beloved, you cannot call God “king” and then
accuse Him of letting one of His subjects continue in need!
Have you embarrassed God by your puny requests? “‘Prove Me now in this,’
says the Lord of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and
pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive
it’” (Malachi 3:10).
David Wilkerson is the author of this, not I, but I read this and thought,
"It's good to be reminded of all the blessings God has for us", so I wanted to share
this with you.
That last one, Mal 3:10 is THE one and only time in scripture that God gives us permission
to prove Him! God is so good.