Awesome Verse

June 7
I laughed out loud as I typed an email to my summer study buddies saying, "Check out this awesome verse."  Then it hit me...every Word from God is an awesome word!  I took the passage and turned it into a prayer for each of us.

My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.  

So I pray for each of us today:  Father, I love you!  I love these sweet sisters who gathered last night too.  Will you strengthen each of us by your Spirit, not pump it up, have a six pack physical strength, but with the inner strength that comes when we let Christ into our lives.  With both our feet planted on the ground may we take in the blow your socks off extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love.  Right now may we reach out and experience the breadth of that love!  Test its length!  Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God!  May we each experience God’s love in a tangible way today and also equip each of us to offer that depth of love to another.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!