What is the one thing every internal combustion engine needs to operate? Of course you know the answer – gasoline. The price of gasoline fluctuates all the time and if you are like us, that price usually goes down the day after you filled up your tank. Without fuel, the engine simply does not work. Just as we need to fill our automobile up with gas in order for it to operate, we need our souls regularly filled too, otherwise our tank begins to run on fumes before eventually becoming totally empty.
Today we offer the verses below as a prayer for each of you who are reading this post. We do not know who you are nor do we know your current life circumstances (and we don’t need to know), but we do know this – God knows you and is madly in love with you, and He wants nothing more than to strengthen you through the love of Jesus Christ and by power of the Holy Spirit so He can dwell deeply within you.
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14-21)
Will you allow God to fill you up and do the immeasurable in your life? Are you also willing to pray this for someone in your life? Imagine the ripple effect it would have if we all asked God for more of His presence and His power in our own lives and in the lives of those around us!
New Bern, North Carolina