Beyond our imagination

ATD 60The Word

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to Him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20, 21

Thought

“The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. It produces our every thought, action, memory, feeling and experience of the world. This jelly-like mass of tissue contains a staggering one hundred billion nerve cells. The complexity of the connectivity between these cells is mind-boggling. Each neuron can make contact with thousands or even tens of thousands of others, via tiny structures called synapses. Our brains form a million new connections for every second of our lives. The pattern and strength of the connections is constantly changing and no two brains are alike. Physicist Sir Roger Penrose said if you look at the entire physical cosmos, our brains are a tiny, tiny part of it. But they’re the most perfectly organized part. Compared to the complexity of a brain, a galaxy is just an inert lump.”[1]

God is the creator of this most complex organ and the many thoughts it is capable of producing. And yet when it comes to the power of God working within us to accomplish His purposes, our minds can’t even begin to approach the same league as His. His thoughts surpass man’s deepest most complex and imaginative past or future moment, whatever that has been or might be.

Imagine you can run a 400 meter race faster than anyone in history. You are at the starting line with one other runner who happens to be God. The trigger on the starting gun is pulled to begin the race, but before the sound of the gun is even heard by human ears God has completed the 400 meters. When it comes to His ability to work His will in and through us, our greatest effort in imaginative thought is minutely measurable to His.

Prayer

Lord, my desire is to do great things of significance for Your glory and Your Kingdom. I have imagined much in what I might do, yet I surrender them to you for Your vision of my service to You exceeds my imagination. Amen.

[1] http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9969-introduction-the-human-brain.html?page=1#.UtHWWvvODSg