Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hope



We have hope, we can know God’s fullness – 

A Prayer for the Ephesians

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Paul prays that you will be strengthened with power through the Holy Spirit in your inner being (v. 16). What will this accomplish (v. 17a). Why is this important?
We have the power to grasp the fullness of the love of Christ…for we then we be filled with the fullness of God. It is impossible to grasp the fullness of God without grasping the fullness of the love of Christ.

Paul prays for power again in verse 18. What power does he ask for this time?
What will that power accomplish (v. 19)?
We have the power through Christ, who is over every power, including the pull of the flesh. When we have Christ, we are full – fully loved and accepted and empowered.

If we live rooted and established in His love, we don’t just have knowledge of His love in our minds, but it become a reality that anchors us. God’s love holds us and His love grounds us.

Each day is a new day, deciding not to live uninvited but to live in God’s fullness.



Be blessed and be a blessing!

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