Hunkered Down Devotion - 5/26/20

Ephesians 3:15-21 (VOICE) 16  Father, out of Your honorable and glorious riches, strengthen Your people. Fill their souls with the power of Your Spirit  17  so that through faith the Anointed One will reside in their hearts. May love be the rich soil where their lives take root. May it be the bedrock where their lives are founded so that together  18-19  with all of Your people they will have the power to understand that the love of the Anointed is infinitely long, wide, high, and deep, surpassing everything anyone previously experienced. God, may Your fullness flood through their entire beings. 20  Now to the God who can do so many awe-inspiring things, immeasurable things, things greater than we ever could ask or imagine through the power at work in us,  21  to Him be all glory in the church and in Jesus the Anointed from this generation to the next, forever and ever. Amen.

There is much to glean from this passage of scripture. There is the beautiful call to let

‘love be the rich soil where our lives take root’ when we open our hearts and invite God to take up residence there. But what I want us to think about briefly this day is found in verses twenty and twenty-one.


This is going to be brief, because really, the words speak for themselves. So, first, what

do these words say? That our God is able to do (literally) awesome things, bigger and better

than we can even imagine, and that God intends to do those things in us, through us, and with

us.


Second, what do these words mean? These two verses are the crux of the message and

their importance can’t be overstated. Hear and understand these words; God, who can do

awesome things, things that are better, bigger, greater than we can even dream or imagine –

let alone know to ask for. And beyond that, God says he is bringing that incomprehensible

power into your heart and your life.


Here is the bottom line, good news for us in this passage: No matter how big you plan,

no matter how grand your dreams. God has a bigger vision and a better plan for you and for

your life.


The key to unlocking that grand vision is simple – although not easy. It merely requires

that we open up our hearts, clear out space in the very center of our lives and invite God to

come in and take charge.


Sharing God’s Love,

Chip


Prayer: God, thank you for the amazing, wonderful things you have done for us already and those that you have planned for us in the future. Take up residence in our hearts and guide us along the path you have made for us. Amen.

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Fayetteville, NC 28305

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Chapel

8:30am

Traditional Service

 

Second Mile

9:00am

Informal Contemporary Service

 

Sanctuary

11:00am

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