Just Think About It...

posted Jul 22, 2012, 4:13 PM by web feat
It is amazing to imagine Paul, locked in a prison cell, with no idea when or if he might be released, writing with such enthusiasm and joy to his followers:

"My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. 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."

He continues, reminding us:

"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."

Think about...Have you experienced this amazing God? Do you know His love? Do you feel Him strengthening you? Are you open to the possibilities?

Click here to download the message for July 22nd. Scripture from Eugene Peterson's "The Message."