And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
The more you understand God’s love for you, the more confidently and boldly you’ll live out your faith. You’re not trying to get God to love you. You are “rooted and established” in it.
And you can’t do it alone! Our power is a shared power. “That you may have power to grasp it together with all the Lord’s people.”
All of us each have a piece of the puzzle. Together we see the whole picture.
Includes impersonating a blind man…
Developing a Christ-confident faith starts on your knees.
The focus of your prayer is not on WHAT you’re asking but WHOM you’re asking! Don’t focus on what you need; focus on the God who can meet your needs. The requests grow out of the relationship.
Romans 12:1b (The Message):
Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.
I like that word “embrace.” People “accept” Jesus as their Lord and Savior but that seems like we’re “allowing” Him rather than really “embracing” that reality. It also sounds more familial.
And just imagine: God returns the embrace! Our God is Lord and Nurturer (Comforter). He is our Counselor, our Peace, our Joy.
He literally takes the bases AND throws resin bag as if it’s a grenade!