This morning I was driving to one of my favorite stores when the Lord prompted me to look at my gas gauge. I didn’t really want to stop for gas (because I really wanted to get to Best Buy), but the gauge was on the low end and I was passing a gas station. It was a cue I couldn’t miss. I pulled in.
When I went inside to pay, the young man ahead of me politely thanked the attendant and said, “And happy Memorial Day.” As soon as I heard that the Holy Spirit said, “Go encourage that young man.”
So I went up to him and told him that I appreciated what he had just said. Then I asked if he knew the Lord Jesus.
His face lit up. “I do,” he said. “He’s my personal Savior!”
Nothing thrills me more than hearing someone say that. I beamed as I always do when I meet a brother or sister in Christ, and that’s when the Holy Spirit gave me Ephesians 3:20 for him. I shared a few more words (okay, a few more sentences), and as we were walking out he said, “Thanks, I needed to hear that today.”
That would have been enough of a reward, but then the Lord gave me another blessing. The young man had a friend who also loves the Lord Jesus! I had a different word for this second young man, which felt like those BOGO deals we love. Two for the price of one!
If you need a word of encouragement today, why not receive Ephesians 3:20 by faith? And if your faith is on the low end, like my gas gauge was, read these words aloud. Repeat them over and over until you find yourself believing them.
You can never go wrong believing God’s words!
“Now to him who 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” (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV).
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