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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Unlimiting God

Limitation - a limiting condition; restrictive weakness; lack of capacity; inability or handicap:
something that limits

Does this definition describe the God we serve? Does He have weakness, a lack of capacity, or inability? Of course not! We would say that this is a ludicrous idea. But too often we live our lives as if it is true.

I was flipping through my new edition of Discipleship Journal and saw an ad for a new book by Richard Blackaby called
Unlimiting God. He states that the God we serve has no limits when it comes to His power and His love. "Yet, we frequently put restraints on our relationship with Him."

While I have not read this book, I love the title and idea behind it. I can look at my own life and see so many times where, due to my doubt and unbelief, I have "limited" God in my life. I am not saying I can literally limit a sovereign God, but that I limit the joy and purpose that serving Him in faith would bring. He longs to give me "abundant" life!

A favorite verse that I have shared before is Ephesians 3:20(NLT):
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely, immeasurably, and abundantly more than we might ask or think.

Don't put limitations on your relationship with God and how He wants to use and bless you !Don't allow your unbelief, worry, and disobedience rob you of that joy!


Blogger Susanne said...

What a great encouragement Kelly. Too often I let my own fears put the brakes on what God would do. Thanks for the reminder that with Him there are no limits to His power and love.

February 26, 2008 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Mocha with Linda said...

Oh that we would truly grasp His limitless power!

February 26, 2008 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

At times I have let my "worry" rob me of joy, but I can truly say that I am working on that (with God's help). This post was for me today! Thanks so much - God Bless~

February 26, 2008 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger windycindy said...

I appreciate your post! Life can be so harried, that it is easy to lose
one's perspective. Thanks for sharing.....Cindi

February 26, 2008 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Praise and Coffee said...

So true Kelly, thanks for the reminder to let God be as big a God as He truly is!!!


February 26, 2008 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

This post was for me today. I don't want to be guilty of limiting Him in anyway in my life. Oh,how I don't want to be guilty of limiting Him so that I am robbed of His joy for me. Thanks for the way you wrote this. It expressed what I couldn't put in to words. Blessings, Mary Lou at dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

February 26, 2008 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Wonderful post, bless you.

February 26, 2008 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I did read this book, and it's excellent! I reviewed it a few weeks ago at 5 Minutes for Mom if you want to check the 5 Minutes for Books back column.

February 26, 2008 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

This is a word from/for my life today! Thank you!

February 27, 2008 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Cyndi said...

How many times each day do I limit Him by limiting the glory He receives in certain situations, by making it about *me!* What a great post, and I agree, an interesting title.

February 28, 2008 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger kmom3 said...

I love this post, Kelly! I just heard someone else talking about how we believe God can, but do we believe He will. I need to take down the limitations I have set up. Not only can He, and not only will He, but He wants to move in our lives! Oh, how He amazes me!

February 28, 2008 at 11:58 AM  

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