To Him Who Is Able
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
This great prayer of the Apostle Paul is one of my favorites. I want to remember the only thing that limits God is my faith, my trust in him.
The prayer begins with the words, “for this reason…” Let’s look back a few verses to find the reason for the prayer. I want us to think about this. First, the good news of the Gospel has been extended to us, gentiles, people far removed from God. Because Jesus came to include us, we have access to God. Listen to these words: “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with confidence” (3:12).
When we pray, we have God’s ear. He is anxious to spend time with us, as we spend time with him.Tags: Bob, Church Blog, Pastor Bob, Pastors Blog