Day 39: Ephesians 1:15-23
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Sometimes, I just feel blah. I don’t know why. Maybe when it is raining, or maybe when Deb and I don’t see something the same way. Whatever the reason, sometimes I have days when I am not at full capacity.
On days like these, I love to read this passage. I read Paul’s grandiose description of how he prays for each of us. He prays that I will be:
A wise son of the most high God.
Abounding in hope.
Rich beyond counting.
With power that exceeds reckoning—
the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. And I remember
That Jesus is justly seated
At the right hand of the Father.
Far above any power ever conceived.
And He holds all things under his authority. And I remember
That I am His son
a member of his body—his church.
I am not alone. I am a part of his body. My life is not about me, but it’s about Him.
Doug Boquist | Lead Pastor, Lima Community Church