Ephesians 1:17 “…that God give a spirit of wisdom and revelation

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Ephesians 1:17 “…that God give a spirit of wisdom and revelation

Ephesians 1:17 “…that God give a spirit of wisdom and revelation as we grow deeper in our relationship together 18 so that, with the eyes of your (our) hearts enlightened, you (we) may perceive what is the hope to which he has called you (us), what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints (us), 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. 20 God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.”

The apostle Paul often prays for those to whom his epistles are directed – and by extension, those same prayers are for us. Today’s verses are part of one of my favorite Pauline prayers.The key takeaway here for our focus this morning is that the power to overcome the consequences and cause of all that opposes a life of love in us, is the same power that brought Jesus forth from the tomb! Because such power is entrusted to and resident in us, our lives have incalculable value and potential. Here’s a secular take on a similar idea as to motivation – it’s quite popular with many musician friends, “Life is not a dress rehearsal. Life is a daily concert in which we strive to make as much harmony as possible.” May it be so Lord, Amen.

Pastor Bill

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