“For this reason [seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name]. May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]— To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).”
(Eph 3:14-21 AMP)
What a great Scripture for my two daughters’ wedding week!
1. For the greatness of His plan by which we are built together in Christ, I BOW…
Have YOU “bowed” your heart, yielded YOUR way, and made Jesus LORD for the greatness of HIS plan for you??
2. God has strengthened me by HIS Spirit dwelling in me:
-according to the riches of His grace
-strengthened (empowered) with MIGHT (that word is DUNAMIS — like DYNAMITE! –) – FORCE, MIRACULOUS POWER, ABUNDANCE, MEANING (also translated “virtue”!)
Have YOU been EMPOWERED with FORCE and MIRACULOUS POWER, ABUNDANCE, MEANING and VIRTUE coming from His Spirit residing IN YOU??!!
-rooted and grounded in love, we are able to understand with all saints the breadth/length/depth/height and know the love of Christ which is BEYOND mere knowledge, being filled with the fulness of God
Have YOU been rooted and grounded in love, doing all in love through Him, so that you can understand the purpose and empowerment of HIS love in YOU to be given out so that you personally KNOW AND EXPERIENCE even BEYOND head knowledge the kind of LOVE He has…
3. God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think, according to that DYNAMITE POWER that WORKS (is active and efficient) IN us!!!
Is His DYNAMITE POWER active in your life today? Is He able to do BEYOND BELIEF — ABUNDANTLY above all you could possibly “[dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]”.
4. Unto HIM be glory throughout all ages!!!
Is He GLORIFIED in your life today — DO NOT LIMIT His power inside you: GLORIFY THE LORD today!