I’m sure you’ve been there. You are in a certain situation in life and you wonder what God’s word has to say. Not that we are trying to “test” God, but in a given moment, you wonder what word He has for you, at that time?
Well, today I opened up my Bible to do my devotions and that passage was Ephesians 3:14-21. I knew that sounded familiar when I saw the Scripture passage, but couldn’t put my thumb on what it was. As I started to read this section, I couldn’t help but say “thank you God!”
Please read the passage below (emphasis added):
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.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (end)
Now coming out of my heart appointment yesterday, these words were meant for me to read at such a time as this! Don’t you just love how God works and how God loves us? My body may not be doing what it’s supposed to do, but the HOLY SPIRIT is willing to give me power for my INNER being, though my outer being may be failing. And Christ, through His grace, offers to dwell IN MY HEART through faith, as long as I keep the faith. Now THAT is love, my friends! A love that does surpass all knowledge. A love that is far deeper than any human and circumstantial love.
To think that no matter what happens in our lives, God’s love stands firm and the power we can receive as believers, from the Spirit, will carry us on to eternity, no matter happens here on this earth. And then God doesn’t just stop there. Paul then goes on to say that God is able to do immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine according to that same power. That power that has changed not only my physical heart, but my spiritual heart. A power so strong that I am not the same person I was 5 years ago. 10 years. 15 years ago. That same power that has healed my heart before. That same power that gave us our Mazy Grace. That same power that we believe will carry us through this next situation and surgery. That same power that will be for HIS glory.
And I love how Paul ends this excerpt with Amen. So after reading that passage, I can’t help but also say…
What is going on in your life, that this passage can speak directly to? That power? That love? Our earthly circumstances will pass – I promise. Because our citizenship is not here on earth, but is awaiting for us in Heaven! All we have to do is believe. Believe in who Christ is, what He has done for us, and realize we just can’t do it alone.
What life-changing news on a Thursday, huh?