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Ephesians 3:14-19, 20-21 July 24, 2015

Posted by Ventura Dreamer in Blogroll.
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This is Paul’s “Prayer for the Readers” of his letter to the growing Ephesian church – and all who have ever read, or ever will read it!

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.  I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.  I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge , so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

What a wonderful blessing to know and feel the love and power of God! That knowledge can truly give each of us the strength to go on with our lives and to do the work of love, kindness, mercy, and forgiveness that certainly doesn’t come naturally for someone like me. To paraphrase another great line, We love because God loved us first. Once we have felt loved and cared for, it only seems right to pass on that love.

Paul’s prayer ends with this praise and reminder that God’s power and our responsibility is never-ending:

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Let’s each on of us prove it so!

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