“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19 NLT)
I had the honor of being able to serve at the Convoy of Hope outreach in downtown Des Moines yesterday. It was an amazing display of giving and serving the community. Before I left the house I read these verses from Ephesians and they stayed in my mind all day. As I looked into the hundreds of faces of the people standing in line, I was overwhelmed thinking about God’s great love for each individual. This verse became my prayer for the event–that Christ would make His home in their hearts and each person would experience the love of Christ in a deeper way.
Thought point: How do these verses make you want to respond to God’s love?
Describe the full lives that are available to those who experience this type of love.
Challenge point: Take some time to consider the greatness of God’s love. Write down some of the ways God has revealed His love to you and share them with a close friend.
Thought points and Challenge points are taken from the 45-day Challenge by Kerry Clarensau.