Sunday, January 31, 2016


Eph. 1:19-20 I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms.

Evidently the church in Ephesus had not yet discovered how great the power of God in the life of the believer is. They were a struggling, young church and Paul had spent a considerable amount of time with them. He had placed Timothy to oversee the church in order to help them grow and become the people God wanted them to be.

Like so many in the church today, they knew just enough to know they were saved from their sins. They had not yet discovered how God works in the life of the believer to help them grow so they can be used of God to reach the world. They had not yet fully surrendered themselves to the lordship of Christ. They had not yet gotten to the point where they were able to discern truth on their own and understand the deeper things of God. They knew simple things, but not what they needed to know to live in victory.

It is so important for us to not be satisfied with what we know or where we are at in our walk with the Lord. We need to constantly be growing and becoming more like Him. We need to stay focused on the development of our souls, pursuing holiness of life. We need to be submissive and obedient to the Lord at all times.

If you are in a spiritual rut and not growing more in godliness of character, then I challenge you to pray about it. Pray that the Lord will light a fire in your soul. Pray that you will once again have a hunger and thirst for God. Pray that as you read the Word you will discover new and deeper truths for your soul. Pray that you will no longer be satisfied with who you are in Christ. Pray that you will be in a position in your walk with the Lord that He can effectively use you for His glory in and outside the church.

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