“Now to Him (God) who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK, according to the power that works in us.” (Eph 3:20) Religion often tells us that we need to seek God to see what He wants us to do. But the verse we just read said that God wants to do what we want done. I know it might be difficult to wrap our traditional thinking around that concept, but if we would just stop and reflect for a moment, on the life of Jesus, we would plainly see that He never was concerned about getting people to do what He wanted, because He was all wrapped up in devoting His time to what the people wanted. He healed all that were sick and oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38). He filled Peters’ boat with more fish than Peter had ever seen in his entire life. He ministered the Word of God, the love of God, and the Favor of God where ever He went.
Now let’s look at the last part of that verse; “ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKS IN US.” God has placed something on the inside of all Christians that He refers to as “power” and says that the answer to what we ask, in prayer, is dependent upon that power. I believe that that power is called faith, because He also said, “Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them and you shall have them.”