Beyond Expectations

I call it my “geranium on steroids”. It was just a wee little thing when I planted it, and if I’d thought about it at all (which I didn’t), I would have predicted the plant to reach twelve inches or so in height, and produce a few flowers at once. That’s what “normal” geraniums do. I didn’t do anything special to it. I simply watered it a couple times per week, as I do all my outdoor potted plants.

DSCN2232Yet, that wee little geranium quickly grew oversized leaves, shot up to a height of thirty-six inches, burst forth a plethora of extravagant blooms, and is loaded with buds still to flower.

That’s the kind of abundance God wants to provide for us. We hope, we pray, and we envision His response within the confines of “normalcy” … and yet He is infinitely more than we ask or imagine.

We are to follow Him, not lead; trust and obey Him; serve, not be served; humbly yield to His ways. When we do that, we shouldn’t be surprised when He bursts forth in our lives in ways that far exceed our expectations.

He is who He is, afterall.

Ephesians 3:20 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) – 

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us–

Matthew 7:11 (ESV) –

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him.

James 1:5 (ESV) – 

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 

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