Ephesians 3:20 tells us God "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." I don't know about you but when I think of more than I can imagine I immediately try to imagine something great, which always happens to be within my time period. But twice this week I saw an immeasurably beyond, even WAY beyond the persons time period.
On Monday after making a connection I wrote this on the Missional Women facebook page:
Did you know: When God told Jonah to go share the Gospel with the people of Ninevah, they were a brutal people who would cut babies into pieces and do other horrific things. (No wonder he didn't want to go-understandable right). But eventually after seeing Gods plan is really the best plan Jonah went and the city ended up repenting. And did you know... Modern day Ninevah is Mosul, Iraq-a city full of Christians now being persecuted by a brutal group. Let's pray for the persecutors in Mosul Iraq. If God changed an entire city of horrific torturers once, He surely can do it again.
Jonah had no idea that his obedience to God would lead to a city of many Christians many, many years later.
And here's another:
Thomas Edison created the phonograph with the intention of being a tool used for dictation. But turns out it wasn't used for that but rather the technology behind it eventually launched a massive music industry.
So basically we can learn the best place to live is in trust, obedience and dependence on the Lord and leave the results up to Him. As some wise person said,
Work as though its all up to you but trust knowing its all up to God.
Faith Filled Friday Blog Link Up
We exist to glorify God, to display His heart and character. And I just love how we are all uniquely built to do that. So every Friday I want to give you, uniquely designed by God, an opportunity to link up your thoughts on God, art, baking, photography, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, writing or blogging and more if they tie into or display the Lord somehow.
So go ahead and link up below by clicking the link below and following the prompts.
Please just let your readers know by including a link at the bottom of your post (or somewhere on your side bar) or put my button code (found below and on the side bar) so they can find these other great people glorifying God and we can continue to grow as a community. Thanks!
And in effort to encourage others in their writing by faith, please take a minute to comment on another sweet lady's post.
Laura, the creator and host of Missional Women is married and has five kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 12 years serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 girls, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks to college and women's groups. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at TheBookofJudges.com. You can find her on facebook,twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram and her author
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I'm Laura the founder of Missional Women and this is my sweet friend, Lyli. We host a link up for bloggers every Friday and look forward to having you join us. But before you go, look around, we are here to glorify God and be a blessing to you.
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