God Prepares Us
Chosen by God!
“For this reason I kneel before the Father 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. 16 I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, 17 and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, 19 and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.20 Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— 21 to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14-21 HCSB)
Though we do not understand all that happens in life, and we might even experience deep fear and persistent anxiety, we are to trust and worship God. Paul’s specific prayer request in Ephesians 3:14-21 prepares us for difficulties we don’t understand. First he reminds us who the Father is and where we relate in the family. He then shows us that our strength and power comes from the Holy Spirit who lives in us, which means we are never alone. We’re reminded of the power of faith which keeps Jesus in our hearts. Then we are shown the power of love which keeps us rooted and firmly established to comprehend the depth and width of God’s love for us. It gives us the power to understand what is not understandable to the natural mind – God’s redeeming love for us. It also fills us with the fullness of God. Because we have this power in us God can do above and beyond what we can ask or think. The key is His power working in us. For this reason we give Him all glory and His glory will remain in His church for all generations to see forever and ever! He deserves the glory! It’s in knowing the source of our strength and power that we can walk victoriously through difficult crisis we may not understand.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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