There is one prayer request I will be seeking God for more than any other in these next 40 days. It is found in Ephesians 3:20, 21. If you like, add it to your list, and together we will ask God to do something really wonderful over these days.
In the context, Paul has just told the believers in Ephesus how he prays for them, and I love his prayer. He prays that they would know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ for them. There may be no better thing to ask for than a deep knowledge of God’s incredible love. So many things flow from this.
But then he says this:
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20, 21 (ESV)
Now here’s the truth, of all the things you are asking God for over these days, our God is able to do far, far, far more than you and I could ever ask or imagine…all for His glory! Every day, I’m going to pray that He does just that.
Terry Parker Tolson
January 23, 2012 at 9:17 am
God’s timing is perfect and so was yours today. Thanks for the message; it’s what I needed to hear today.
January 23, 2012 at 9:53 am
Glad to hear it Terry! By the way, if you want to hear the messages that go along with our church’s emphasis, you can check them out at edgewoodcommunity.org. God bless, and keep praying!
January 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Roger…Ephesians 3:20 is one of my very favorite verses and, coincidentally, was the one in our marriage program….and since we are doing a lot of “wedding” stuff right now, it makes me think of this. God has certainly done this for me in my life…in so many ways. I am so thankful for His great love and grace and do want to remember this as I seek Him on multiple issues. Thanks!
January 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm
Praise the Lord, Mary. It’s a great verse, and has proven absolutely true in my life as well.