More Than We Can Imagine

    In Ephesians 3:14-21, Paul says that he prays for believers “16 that [God] would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height —  19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Paul preaching--ClickArt Chrstn grfx                     (New King James Version)

      Verse 20 is often quoted in assurance of God’s ability to answer some request. But I’m thinking it applies more to the context in verses 16-19 than I’ve really considered before. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above—

  •     Strengthening our inner man through His Spirit
  •     Christ dwelling in our hearts through faith
  •     Rooting and grounding us in love so we can comprehend the extent of Christ’s love
  •     Our knowing from experience His love (which is really beyond understanding)
  •     Our being filled with all the fullness of God

These were the things Paul prayed for the Ephesians, and it’s a wonderful prayer for us followers of Christ to pray for one another. Paul is saying that all glory belongs to God because He can do all this by His power working in the believers, and He can do far more besides.
Amen! Hallelujah!

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2 responses to “More Than We Can Imagine

  1. Carla

    That is a good & timely reminder.

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