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Monday, June 6, 2016

GOD’S WORK WITHIN US

EPHESIANS 3:20 New Living Translation (NLT)
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
       Our finite minds do us a disservice. We comprehend so little of the mysteries of God.  With Christ in us, our hope of glory, we will begin to see those things that are invisible to the naked eye.  The Lord desires for us to know and understand all that we wish to know and understand, but it takes the ‘want to’, the earnest desire by seeking these deeper things in the word and thru prayer.
        As believers of Christ in a sin sick and dying world we mustn’t allow the cares of this life to bury us.  The power of God is mighty within us; we simply need to let it out.  We have no idea what we can accomplish for the kingdom of God because we do not venture down that path.  Nothing is impossible if the Lord is in charge of your life.  Being in charge doesn’t mean we cannot do the simple, mundane things of life without God’s help.  Being in charge simply means that we allow God to have His way in our life in a general and quite literal sense.  We hesitate to do that which we feel led by the spirit to do because we over process the thing and let our own feelings and emotions get in the way.  God is calling us to step out of our comfort zones and do that which He has called us to do. 
       Have we because too self-centered?  Too self-absorbed?  Do we no longer care what God may want from us?  God desires to do such wonderful things thru you and me if we would only seek and act out His will for each day.  Seek it and do it in boldness, knowing the spirit of God is within you and nothing can harm you.  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource:  The Life Application Study Bible – NLT – Tyndale House Publishing.

NOTE:  Today’s verse is Paul’s doxology or expression of praise to God, which acts as the close of the first part of his letter to the church in Ephesus.  The first part of the letter describes the nature and purpose of the church.  Part 2 explains the nature and purpose of the body of Christ.  The strict nature of this letter is to encourage the believers in Ephesus, not confront any doctrinal heresy. rlk

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