Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20 NKJV).
The word “works” in our opening verse means “operative.” God is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to His power that’s operative in us. God’s power to produce the miraculous; His power to effect the change you desire, has to work from within you; not from heaven. That power is in you!
1 John 4:4 says, “…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” Paul said to Timothy, “…stir up the gift of God which is in thee…” (2 Timothy 1:6), referring to the power of the Spirit, which can be dormant in you unless activated. Also, in Ephesians 6:10 he said, “…be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” This means that you should take advantage of His power, might, and grace in your life; make them operative. Make the grace of God that brings acceptability, advantage, favour, joy, liberality, ability, pleasure and beauty operational in your life.
The Apostle Paul, writing to the Corinthian Christians, admonished them not to receive the grace of God in vain (2 Corinthians 6:1). Some people have received the grace of God in vain. God’s grace is not working for them, because they’re not working the Word of God. You have to work the Word for the grace of God to function in your life. You have to meditate: imagine, mutter, talk and roar the Word. Philippians 2:12 says, “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
Salvation is translated from the Greek word “soteria,” which is akin to another Greek word “sozo,” which means to save, deliver, protect, heal, preserve, make well or whole. It encompasses all that God has done and obtained for you in Christ Jesus. Therefore, keep proclaiming that all the blessings of salvation, consummated by the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, are your present-hour possessions and vital realities of your daily existence.
further study: 2 Timothy 1:6; Hebrews 4:16