You and I have a part to play, and by the Holy Spirit illuminating truth, we partner with Him in asking, thinking, and imagining. It’s not an automatic God-knows-my-heart sort of thing. There is an activation of faith.
The Passion Translation says it this way, “Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.”
So we spend all our time asking for outrageously expensive cars, lavish wealth, and temporal pleasures? Sorry, probably not. John 15:7 says, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
Our hearts and minds are set on His eternal word and living truth. The asking, thinking, and imagining flows from that never-ending fountain.
I can ask that my family truly experience the unfailing love of Jesus. I think about the freedom and wholeness He purchased for me and everyone because He shed His blood. I can imagine doing the things He’s called me to do in the places He’s called me to go and get excited that He is faithful.
Through His power working in you, it is the asking, thinking, and imagining that connects you to the “exceedingly, abundantly more.” You do have to believe that there is infinitely more though.