H. L. Sheppard
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Only God can exceed Himself!
The best athlete sets his greatest record, then can only stand by and watch while someone else breaks that record. An ocean diver can hold his breath for just so long in an attempt to descend further and stay longer than any before him. Once he has reached his limit, he must come to the surface for air. Then, another diver goes a little further and stays a little longer, and another record is broken. Babe Ruth hit a staggering 714 home runs during his illustrious career. The baseball world thought this was a record that would never be broken. But, sure enough, Hank Aaron, playing for the Atlanta Braves in 1974, hit 715 home runs. He would end his career in 1976 with a total of 755.
God made a world and filled it with all manner of trees, grasses and herbs. But then, He exceeded His own creativity by forming an entire universe to compliment His rendering of Earth. He is always exceeding Himself.
For the Jews in Egyptian captivity, God made provision for them to be saved by commanding they broil and partake of a lamb in each family. In the Wilderness of Wandering for 40 years, the High Priest sacrificed a lamb for the sins of the entire Nation of Israel. Then, Jesus came, and He became the sacrificial lamb for the whole world. God is always exceeding Himself. He provided a lamb for the salvation of a family, a lamb for a nation and finally, a lamb for a world.
Do you have a test in your life that seems much larger than anything you’ve ever faced before? Did you experience God’s divine intervention to help you over your last “insurmountable” obstacle? Well, unlike man with his innate limitations, God can be even bigger, do even greater, extend Himself even farther than you have ever known Him to in the past. He is always up to the challenge. You may have reached your limit, but God can always exceed Himself!
Eph 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us...”