[Eph 3:20 KJV] 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,
The Greek word for "power" in the verse above is "Dynamis". This is of course the root word from which we get the word "Dynamic". In english the word "Dynamic" refers to a force which produces motion. This is very important to remember as we walk out our lives of faith as Christians.
While God is all powerful, He has chosen to pour out His "exceeding abundance" in proportion to how far His Spirit has moved us. We are not called to stand still or static. The life of faith is one of growth and change. It is a dynamic life of movement. When we become more aligned with Holy Spirit, moving as it leads, God begins to pour out His exceeding abundance upon us.
Far too often Christians stand still just waiting for God to take over and do what we need Him to do. It is as if we are simply rubbing the proverbial lamp with our prayers and then sitting back until our genie god comes out and fulfills our wishes. This however has never been what God has told us to do. Time and time again throughout scripture, the call of God on a man's life is a calling out.
When God called Abram He told him to "Get thee out of thy country".
When God called Joseph He had him dragged away from his family and homeland before establishing him as a ruler in Egypt.
When God called Moses He took him out of Egypt and sent him into the desert before using him to deliver the Israelites.
When God called John the baptist He sent him into the wilderness outside of Jerusalem to prepare the way of the Lord.
Why would we be any different today? When God calls us He is calling us to leave the place where we have established ourselves so that He can establish us and move in exceeding abundance in our lives. I pray that none of us miss out on the abundance of God because we failed to be moved by God.
Phillip Reed is the Associate Pastor of Faith Chapel Ministries. His passion is to reconcile the lost to their Heavenly Father.