Tuesday, June 17, 2014

God Thinking LIII - Getting Beyond Your Self 8

"Hear Paul’s prayer to the Ephesians.
Ephesians 3:16-20
 16.  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
 17.  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
 18.  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
 19.  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
 20.  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
God thinking keeps you in balance, like the delicate balance between religious and righteous, prudish and holy.
The balance that comes through personal experience.
The balance that allows for God to have His way with you.
The balance that comes as you examine the attributes of God as He reveals them to you.
God thinking goes deep to build strong roots and yet allows you to be real and imperfect, without condemnation.
God thinking teaches you that on the canvas of life there are many layers.  Sometimes the picture doesn’t look at all like what you thought it would be, but God steps in and brushes a few strokes and changes it all.
God steps in and verifies you
and encourages you
and empowers you
and enlightens you
and satisfies you

All that God does, He does to prepare you, now and for eternity.

When you pray - among all the other prayers you pray - I want you to consider to add to your prayers - prayer for preparation for eternity.

Note: If you believed that there was an eternity, wouldn't you have to believe that there might be some need for preparation?
Excerpt from God Thinking LII - Getting Beyond Your Self by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

No comments:

Post a Comment