SUMMARY: Great depth
OVERVIEW: Paul shares God’s astonishing plan that Gentiles and Jews share the same spiritual blessings in Christ, and he prays for their spiritual growth.
BIG IDEA: God can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
KEY VERSE: Ephesians 3:17b-19 (Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians)
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.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I have provided abundance in Christ for you and all people. I can do more than you could ever ask or imagine. My love and power and strength and blessings are more expansive and profound than anything you could envision. Don’t be overwhelmed by fear or problems. Get caught up in who I am. Get overwhelmed by my presence, and then laugh at anyone or anything that tries to intimidate you.
I want your foundation in me and understanding of my love to be rock solid. I not only want you to experience the love of Christ in an ongoing manner, but I also want you to live out the full life I have for you. I want you to develop a deep faith and trust in me that nothing shakes you or gives you pause. Take time to breathe in my Spirit and rest in my love. See and experience the world through childlike eyes of faith, trusting that your Heavenly Papa is with you always.
Thank God for his love and provision in your life. When you see people you like or dislike, let that motivate you to pray that God has made provision for all people in Christ to know him and be blessed by him. Regardless of each person’s status or abilities, Christ has died for all. Celebrate God’s goodness.