Ephesians 2:4-7 (NIV)
4 But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Many times people tend to focus on what God has done in the past. We focus on how God parted the Red Sea or stopped the sun for Joshua or fed thousands of people with just a little boy’s small lunch. Yes, God has performed many amazing miracles throughout history and those are well documented within the pages of the Bible. It is important that we give Him praise and glory for those miracles that He did perform all those years ago.
At the same time, we also need to look forward to what God wants to do in our lives today. In the verse above found in Ephesians, Paul says that “in the coming ages,” God will do things that far supersede anything He’s ever done before. I believe that this “coming age” that Paul is talking about, includes the time we are living in right now. I think that God wants to outdo Himself and anything He has ever done in the past right now, in our generation.
Remember that God is a God of increase. Where we are today is not where we are supposed to stay. God has even greater levels of His favor and blessing in store for each of use. We need to dare to dream BIG! We need to dare to keep a God-sized vision in front of us. A vision that we could never achieve on our own, but only through God. We need to dare to take hold of all of the blessings God gives us, even the ones we have not received yet.
As we go through our days, let’s take the time to thank God for His faithfulness in our lives. Let’s open our hearts and minds to the potential of what God can really do in our lives, not only today, but in the future as well. Let’s ask God to use us to glorify the name of Christ to all those around us.