The scripture for today is Ephesians 3:14-21.
“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 rooted with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and ground 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 will be filled with all the fullness of God.
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.”
How beautifully amazing and awesome is our God that he is way beyond anything we can comprehend or imagine. We are watched over by our heavenly Father and we receive our strength to the core by his abiding love and grace to us. So much more is possible that we can ever in our wildest wants and aspirations describe with God’s care to us. Our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit is our strength forever and ever. May we bring glory and honor to his name.
Let us pray: Dear God we ask that we may receive understanding so that we may do all that we can to follow in the paths of Christ as we continue with the New Year. Let us be filled with the Spirit of your love and grant us wisdom to share the Good News with others. Amen.
Prayer Concern: Pray for improving one small area in our lives that we may be part of a a kinder, more caring world.
In 2010, I was able to visit Ephesus with a group from Living Lord. Walking where St. Paul preached in that area was memorable. The great Amphitheatre was still partially intact and was a beautiful structure. Modern-day concerts were held there until sometime earlier in the century. You can Goggle it or also Elton John’s concert. Imagine how all this place might have looked to early Christians when St. Paul was speaking to them in the surrounding countryside.