Something So Strong

It’s weeks like this when you see how gloriously the lectionary can work. As readings link backwards and forward to one another, leading us on in understanding and relationship.

Realising you’ve got thinks wrong can be a lonely place, and embarrassing state, a point of shame or despair – but it should lead us to a better understanding, and ultimately a stronger, firmer place to stand.  We want to be stronger followers – and there is only one way we can do that, one place to find the strength.

Ephesians 3:14-21

Christ’s Love for Us

14 I kneel in prayer to the Father. 15 All beings in heaven and on earth receive their life from him. 16 God is wonderful and glorious. I pray that his Spirit will make you become strong followers 17 and that Christ will live in your hearts because of your faith. Stand firm and be deeply rooted in his love. 18 I pray that you and all of God’s people will understand what is called wide or long or high or deep. 19 I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is.

20-21 I pray that Christ Jesus and the church will forever bring praise to God. His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine. Amen.

It is in Jesus we find strength, by his being alive in our hearts and lives, and by the power of the Spirit he breathes through us.

Lord,

I long to stand firm;

to be rooted in you,

not me.

I want to be filled with you,

with your love,

your Spirit,

your understanding.

Thanks you that you can do more in me and with me

than I can imagine or hope –

today I want to let you.

I pray

that I will allow your Spirit to flow,

that you will be my strength,

that my roots will dig deep into your love,

that I will always know that in you,

there is something so strong in me.

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