So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. (Eph 4:17-18)

Once we step into light we realize how dark it has been in our lives.

The vast love of the Savior

When I have come to the end of Ephesians Chapter 3 each time I slow walk through Ephesians, I am left in awe. I am left in wordless awe. A deep praise that takes me into depths I cannot describe. As I walk through Ephesians, and have come once again to the end of Chapter 3, there I am again. Without words. Yet, profound worship.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus
Vast unmeasured, boundless, free
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me
Underneath me, all around me, is the current
Of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to
Thy glorious rest above

Swept up in his love

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, (Eph. 3:17-18)

I want my life swept up in the wonder of Christ’s love. To know the vastness of his love. To be lost in who he is. This is my prayer.

The task I have before me

A few weeks ago I sensed the invitation of the Spirit to dive back into some “book studies” in my Bible study. They wouldn’t be as intense or “technical” as earlier in my life. This time, just dive in and see what the Spirit has to say. My journey for the next amount of time determined by the pace of the Holy Spirit is to walk back through Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians.

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Treasuring Christ

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. (Eph. 1:4)

Our calling as followers of Christ is secure. Our calling is sacred.

God treasures m. My life is to be spent treasuring him.

Spiritual Warfare in the time of coronavirus

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (Eph. 6:10-11)

The old joke goes something like this:

There are those who make things happen. There are those who see things happen. There are those who wonder what happened.

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Mind-blowing realities of the Kingdom of God

I have finished my little project in Acts and am now making my way through Ephesians. This small letter has played such a massive role in my life in the past 20 plus years, it is a joy to walk through these passages again. I simply can’t grasp the majesty and wonder of what Paul poured into these words.  Read more

Prevailing prayer

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. (Eph. 6:18) Read more