Sunday, September 24, 2006

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There's a great verse from Ephesians chapter 3 that I think every Sunday School kid memorizes at some point. It talks about how God is able to do more than we could ask or imagine, or according to one paraphrase "is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ask or think."

This is a great verse but it's part of a paragraph where Paul prays for these Ephesians, and by extension for us too:
I pray that ... he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit... so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you... may have power... to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine... to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus ... for ever and ever!
from Ephesians 3.16-21
So yes, he can do far far more than we could ever imagine asking, but the point of all this is that we can be transformed.

Which looks pretty good! Check it out:
  • Christ to live in my heart
  • power to grasp Christ's 4-dimensional love (wide, long, high, deep)
  • know Christ's love that's beyond knowledge
  • filled as with the fullness of God
All that sounds great. And given how I feel some days, it really would take some unimaginable power to change me like that.

Fortunately, there's plenty of power available to do that... he can do exceedingly abundantly beyond all we can ask or think.

posted 9/25

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