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.
Like Paul prayed for the believers in Ephesus, we need to pray for our friends and family, our enemies, and the world. We need to pray that they would invite Jesus into their lives so they may experience His infinite love first hand and have a personal relationship with Him. We also need to pray that they would come to truly know Him, His grace, glory and how much He really loves them.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
My deepest wish and desire is that I may know Him better. With every day, week, month, and year that passes my hope is that I may gain wisdom and revelation that brings me closer to Him. I want more of you, God, less of me and more of you, God.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Just like bread (food) supports life to your body, the Word of God supports life to your soul. Your body can’t go too long without nourishment and without food for prolonged periods your body becomes weak. It’s the same for your soul, without regular nourishment your soul too will become weak. You don’t just eat on Sunday, why would you only feed your soul one day out of the week? Nourish your soul by reading the Word of God daily.
But the time is coming, indeed it’s here now, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.
God is looking for people who will worship Him with passion, with their heart and soul. But that’s not all, it must also be in truth. Truth comes from the certainty in knowing who God is. The more we know who God is the more genuine our worship becomes. As you begin to worship God in spirit and in truth you will be transformed by His grace. Worship changes everything!
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power.
It’s not always about the words we use when we try to tell people about Jesus that matters. It’s often about the way we live for God that makes the most difference. Sometimes actions do speak louder than words. Whether you know it or not, people are watching you and they see the changes in you that only Christ can make.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Forgiveness is a key element when you come to God in prayer, not only God forgiving you but you forgiving others. When you hold on to blame in your heart it creates an environment of bitterness and an unforgiving spirit will block your spiritual progress. Sometimes you have to forgive others for your own peace of mind and sometimes you just have to forgive yourself.