I’m sitting in the Calgary International Airport as I write this. It’s Sunday evening, and I’m traveling home after speaking at a Stonecroft Ministries’ conference in Toronto over the weekend. And what a weekend it was!
I wish y’all could have heard the women sing “How Great Thou Art” this morning: ”And when I think that God His Son not sparing, sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in. That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin…”
My thoughts turned to heaven as I listened. Imagine someday being part of a choir made of millions of voices, from every language, praising God for His great love for us. Today provided just a tiny peek at what’s to come!
Speaking of God’s great love, Ephesians 3:17-19 have become very meaningful to me over the past few months. This passage is packed with truth. So much, in fact, that it warrants being read and pondered—slowly and prayerfully—many times over.
I encourage you to write these verses on a recipe card. Post it where you’ll see it often. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand the verses’ meaning. Then turn them into a prayer, expecting God to answer. In fact, I’ll write a suggested prayer for you, based on those verses. First, here’s the passage:
“I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God” (Ephesians 3:17-19).
See why these verses are so meaningful? They’re amazing! Now here’s the prayer:
“Heavenly Father, I invite You to make Yourself at home in my heart. Send my roots deep into the soil of Your marvelous love. Grant me the power to understand its scope—its width, length, height, and depth. Allow me the privilege of experiencing and recognizing that love every day. And Lord, as You teach me more about Your love for me, please fulfill the promise that accompanies a deeper understanding of this gift—fill me with the fullness of life and power that comes from You alone. In Jesus name, amen.”
I’m going to pray this regularly for myself and for my family. Join me, okay? Let’s see what God will do in and through us as He answers!