Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ephesians 3:16-20

"that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us"
NIV

"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.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us."
The Message

3 comments:

Just Joni said...

that is something I always try to remain conscious of...His spirit within me...I try to make sure it will be a dwelling worthy of His presence and in one hand I know nothing I could possibly do would ever suffice and in the other hand I know He's most at home that way, because He doesn't require perfection as we see it.

Our God is an amazing God...

I hope you are having a good week sweet friend...I really like the new blog look!

Karen said...

thanks, Joni,

You worded it perfectly. I'm so glad He doesn't require perfection. Our God is an amazing God.

As for my blog, I kept working at getting it to load faster and nothing seemed to work until I switched templates. I kind of like it too. Maybe it was time for a change!

Brenda said...

I just stopped by to say thank you for joining our photo challenge!