by Jennifer A. Miskov, PhD
An Unforgettable Ephesians 3:20 Moment at Destiny House
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think, according to the power that works in us…” Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV)
Something profound happened on our last “family night” together with the Destiny House ladies of 2013-2014. This unique sign happened in May 2014 which happened to be in the first few weeks we had all 3 floors of the house released to us. I had bought special goodbye gifts for each of the ladies while I was on a road trip in Oregon several months earlier. There, I came across these little silver puzzle pieces that had different declarations on them like “I am powerful” or “I am valuable.” These were the perfect goodbye gifts because they represented that we are all an important piece of the puzzle in the Body of Christ.
A few months later when it was nearing our last evening together, I decided to pair this gift with a small key. I had some silver and some gold keys left over from an event we did at our 1 year Anniversary of Destiny House in 2013 entitled “God Holds the Key to Your Destiny.” At first, I picked out the silver keys to accompany the silver puzzle piece. Then the idea hit me to give them gold keys instead so that it would tie the Silver to Gold theme. I also prayed that God would provide a chain because I thought these items would make a great necklace.
Angela and Amy who served at Destiny House for the year as house moms also bought everyone goodbye gifts on their own. I had no idea what they had bought but was praying it would synergize with my gifts. On a side note, it was in their process of buying these gifts that Angela ran into a friend in the store who offered her and Amy a place to live for free all summer. That was another bonus.
Now back to our story. When Angela and Amy gave out their gifts that night, I was blown away at how even in the little things and the minute details, God showered His pleasure upon us. I was in awe of God’s handiwork and favor when I saw what had happened. They had given each one a necklace that had a silver butterfly and also a gold pendant that said “Destiny.” The butterfly is my logo for Silver to Gold and “Destiny” represents our community. These two charms were presented on a chain to each one in the house.
Then it was my turn to give my gifts which I had arranged totally separate from talking to the other gift givers. When I gave my gifts, it felt like an Ephesians 3:20 moment. In the Greek, the words for “exceedingly” and “abundantly” are both powerful in their own right. However, when these words are placed together, it magnifies and multiplies their meanings in even greater measures. That night we received a beautiful outpouring of the Ephesians 3:20 promise of how God likes to do exceedingly abundantly above what we could ask, hope, dream, or imagine. God synergized and aligned our gifts without us ever saying a word to each other. I love how the Holy Spirit moves in the most detailed of ways within communities who love to worship Him and are committed to one another. May this testimony stir you to go deeper spiritually with those in the community God has placed you in. May the bond of love you share and your desire to give God glory release unique signs, wonders, and Ephesians 3:20 moments in increasing measures.
If you want to read about miracle flight that happened when I wore this necklace a few months later see Stepping into the Impossible
See also God Holds the Key to Our Destiny