16.3.06

Ephesians 3:14-21

My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit — not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength — that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you'll be able to take in with all Christians the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.

God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. [The Message]


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2 comments:

Anna Sacha said...

isnt that amazing? God has been impressing the same thing on my heart in the last few weeks.
It is when we 'Live full lives, full in the fullness of God', that we see Kingdom increase. Being led by the Spirit, being driven by the Spirit and being full of the power of the Holy Spirit continually is truly the key to Christian living.
i also love the fact that he doesnt shirk back from our testing it and tells us to go ahead and see the incredible things God has in store for us.
its exciting to be in the Kingdom!

Kev C said...

I just love the simple truth of the closing verses here - 'God can do anything... far more than you could ever imagine... not by pushing us around but by working within us, his spirit deeply and gently within us.'
Living in His fullness, living with His spirit in us... is there any other way? Praise God there is not!