Thursday, July 20, 2017

flooded with light


I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.  19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.

There are some things that are a given.  When faith is a big deal, some of the things we do are very different.  Some of our commitments aren’t the norm.  What we may expect will not be what average days deal with.

We believe that God does big things.  He is able to do so much more than we can think up or create on our own.  He desires to fill us with Himself and His truth.  He desires give guidance and strength when our own wisdom and power come to and en.

How do we pray for the people we are walking in faith with on a daily basis?

We pray that we and they with have God’s light.  Paul said, “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light.”  Light has to do with what God pours in to our lives.  Light gives confidence and hope.

Paul goes on to pray that we will understand how great God’s power.  Separated from God we are empty and in trouble.  Plugged in to and relying on God’s power we will go further, accomplish more and encourage others to join in the journey.

Finally, the point of Paul’s prayer links our lives and everyone that is saved by the truth of what Christ has done for us.  It really is all about Jesus.

May He flood our hearts with light that does more than we have ever seen before.

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