Ephesians 3:20-21 – “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, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” NKJV
The Gospel Song written by Stuart Hamblen, “It Is No Secret What God Can Do” was recorded by almost every major recording artist a few decades ago and has been a favorite of those who love Gospel music for years.
Stuart Hamblen captured the hearts of many when he wrote this tune and the first verse identifies the reality of human failure. It seems that with each passing day we are reminded again and again of our inability to hit the mark and how often we stumble in our walk. In our own strength living the Christian life is an impossibility and something we should never forget.
In the second verse Hamblen reminds us of how often we long for strength and courage to face the daunting task of life that is before us and how easily we become discouraged. His words are an encouragement as he declares, “Do not be dishearted for I have news for you.” It is here that he begins the incredible reminder and source of powerful encouragement as he writes: “It is no secret what God can do. What He’s done for others He’ll do for you. With arms wide open, He’ll pardon you.” This reminder of God’s incredible longsuffering and tender mercy is so refreshing in our daily struggle to walk before Him and be perfect.
I love how Hamblen continues declaring that in God there is no night because He is light and we are NEVER alone. The comfort that no matter where we are we are at home because we are IN HIM. He then reminds us that we are more than conquerors through Jesus as he pens the words, “There is no power can conquer you while God is on your side. Take Him at His promise, don’t run away and hide.” Why? Because it is no secret what God can do! What He’s done for others He will do for you. He stands before us with His arms of love and mercy wide open calling for us to “Come unto Unto Me.”
As Paul declares in our text, God is able to do EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY above all that we can think or ask! Think about that! Exceedingly abundantly ABOVE all not some but all that we can think, imagine or even dare to ask. That is the God we serve and His power is immeasurable beyond all human comprehension. That God does not operate in secret but has openly declared through the words of Jesus in Luke 12:32, “Fear not little flock, for it is My Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom…” God is more desirous to bless us than we are to be blessed.
Remember God openly showers His love, mercy, grace, peace, protection and provision upon His children. Stop living in fear and walk into His arms and receive from Him Life and that more abundantly!
God bless you richly is my prayer!