Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This is what I need. Just this.

Hear how Paul prays for us:

I  do not cease to give thanks for you,  
remembering you in my prayers,  
that  the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,  
may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, 
that you may know what is  the hope to which he has called you, 
what are  the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,  
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, 
according to the working of  his great might that he worked in Christ  
when he raised him from the dead
 and  seated him at his right hand  in the heavenly places, 
far above  all rule and authority and power and dominion, 
and above every name that is named, 
not only in  this age but also in the one to come.  
And  he put all things under his feet and gave him as  head over all things to the church,  
which is his body, 
 the fullness of him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:15-23)


This is what you and I need. 
We need “the Spirit of wisdom and revelation” so that we “may know him better.” 
We need the eyes of our hearts opened and enlightened to better know
 and understand “the hope to which he has called” us, 
that is, “the riches of His glorious inheritance”
 and “his incomparably great power for us how believe.” 
This power, which can raise us 
from whatever spiritual lethargy we are caught up in, 
is just like the “working of his mighty strength, 
which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand.”


This is what we need. 
We do not need some mystical experience that might give us power of sorts. 
We do not need some tragic experience to jolt us awake, 
although God could use that if he wished. 
What we need are the facts, just the facts, emblazoned on our hearts and minds. 
We need to clearly see where we would be headed apart from Christ 
and where we will be headed with him at the lead.

Gospel motivation by Robert J Koester p 130



photos taken by me at Camp Lakeview

5 comments:

  1. A) Thank you for the blog love today! B) We blogged on the same verse today!! How neat is that! Love how God works and moves, how obvious it is to those who seek it, and how wonderful his servants are to share!

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    1. Okay.... Forget the "A)".... Hahhaha. I clicked the wrong link. However, it was an absolute pleasure finding this post! :)

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    2. LOL I was a little confused about the A, but I am glad you directed me to your post today too! How cool is that!

      Blessings on your day- and may it be one with heart-eyes opened and hands filled with His grace!
      Emily

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  2. Such an incredibly encouraging passage...I pray it for our kiddos over and over. Thank you for the reminder that it is for me too.
    He enlightens my eyes.
    Those photos are incredible too...always hits deep to see His words written on a grave. Reminds me again, that this isn't the end and that those remembered are with Him for eternity(in His grace).

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  3. Bless you for the inspiration.

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