Have you ever wondered how able is our God? Well, according to the Bible, he is exceedingly able. He is able to speak the universe into being, to say, "Let there be light," and there is light. He is able to bring the plagues that will change the heart of a pharaoh. When the Red Sea needed to be parted for Israel to walk through, God was able to part it.
When manna was needed to feed the people, God was able to bring it. When a storm threatened the lives of his disciples, God was able to still it. God was able to rescue Daniel from a lions' den, able to deliver three young men from a fiery furnace, able to take five loaves and two fish and feed a crowd of thousands of people, able to make a priest silent, able to make a donkey speak, able to make the lame to walk and the blind to see, able to make a leper clean, and able to make a dead man live.
If we're going to use the word God at all, we have to understand this is not poetic language. There is simply no other way to conceive of such a being that we call God. Paul says that God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. It's like he loaded us up with one thought after another. God is able to do what we ask Not just that, but he is able to do all that we ask.
Not just that, but he is able to do more than all we ask. Not just that, but he is able to do more than all we ask or imagine. Not just that, but he is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. How able is God? He is very able. He is exceedingly able, and his arm has not lost any of its strength. He has not lost his capacity to speak and have it be so. God is able, and I have to have trust in that, at least enough to turn to him. God is able.
God is willing. God could be a very strong being, but if God does not have a caring heart and a listening ear, I don't want to hold my hands up to heaven all day. God is willing. He's not just able; he's willing to hear, willing to notice, willing to love, and willing to act. How willing? Very willing. The writers of Scripture say he's willing enough to count the hairs on your head and keep every one of your tears in a bottle, willing to hear the groans of his people and the blood that cries out from the ground of every single victim, willing to suffer like a lovesick father waiting for his prodigal child to come home, and willing enough to become like one of us.
The Word became flesh, so let’s get some skin in the game!