Monday, August 5, 2013

Sacred Moment Monday

This morning when the landlords came early.

This morning when the heart feels full yet hollow.

This morning when the window installers cranked and hammered.

This morning when laundry, packing, and preparations await.

This morning when goodbyes feel double edged and hellos never long enough.

This morning with one foot in front of the other, grabbing hold of their bearings, stepping firm, steady on their foundation.

This morning when the haze lifts and the light shines and Jesus declares, "For my glory, for my name, for your good."

He lifts, and he holds, and he awakens, and he steadies, and he carries.

This morning.

For this reason [seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name]. May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]-- To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it). (Ephesians 3:14-21 AMP)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for an extra nice and fun-filled vacation...