by Tammy Phillips
April 15, 2021
Before Christ, we are broken. We seek to be loved and accepted. Many will do just about anything to find that love and acceptance. Before Christ, We have darkness inside that we try to fill with anything and everything but God. I have good news. The only thing that will ever satisfy and complete us is to know the love of God and for Him to make His home inside. I am not talking about knowing God. Satan knows God. I am talking about knowing how very much He loves us. Paul explains God’s mystery and His great plan in Ephesians 3. Paul ends Ephesians 3 with a super, encouraging prayer. Below is my prayer, based on Ephesians 3:14-21, for you and your family today. It is a great prayer for you to pray often, too.
When I think of God’s cause, seeing the greatness, wisdom and scope of His plan by which we are all built together, I kneel humbly in awe before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth, whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, the perfect Father of every father and child in heaven and on the earth.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources, and favor that He will supernaturally strengthen and empower you. I pray that He will flood your innermost being, your inner man, with his divine might and explosive power through His Spirit.
I ask Christ to live and make His home in your hearts through faith, as you trust in Him to be your Lord and Savior. I pray that you be rooted and grounded in love. I pray that your roots will grow down into God’s marvelous love and keep you strong.
I ask that you have the power to understand and grasp how wide, how long, how high, and how deep the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions is. I pray that you know how deeply intimate and far-reaching His love is! It is endless love beyond measurement.
I ask that you know and experience the love of Christ that is far beyond knowledge, too great to fully understand. It is so great that you will never see the end of it .
I pray that His endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled entirely to overflowing with the fullness of God, the richest measure of His divine Presence, and become a body, made complete, wholly filled and flooded with God Himself.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish exceedingly abundantly, far over and above all, infinitely more than we might dare to ask, dream, hope or imagine.
To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).
I enCOURAGE you to make Ephesians 3:14-21 your prayer. Know the love of God. Be empowered by the love of God. Know that if you have questions, He has answers. My sister, Gina Suiter, said it like this yesterday, “GOD IS BIG ENOUGH!” He is powerful enough to do exceedingly abundantly, far over and above all, infinitely more than we might dare to ask, dream, hope or imagine! Glory to God.