Do You Bow?

by Mary Reigart

I kept asking God what He wanted me to write this year. I listened and as a result started with scripture rather than casually putting it on at the end.

Ephesians 3:14-21 is a great prayer for the Ephesians and for CABC (as Pastor Josh has told us).

 “For this reason, I bow before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and earth derives his 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 dwelling your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, 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. And now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us”.

Do you bow enough before the God of the Universe?

Rather giving up something for Lent, maybe we could give more time to our Lord and Savior?

During this challenging, polarizing time, doesn’t unification sound amazing? If you are feeling alone, divided, or confused–this scripture calls the whole family to hear. Christ’s last plea on Good Friday was for Unity.

Never forget about the Holy Spirit- the helper, healer, comforter. We sing “The same power that rose Jesus from the dead lives in us”! That means you and me. Now talk about good news!

He calls us to be rooted in love–not Valentines Day love, but His grasp just how big and wide and deep it is. Grand Canyon, look out!

A love that surpasses knowledge is great because fear of failure can make me feel afraid to trust God’s perfect promises or commands.

I have a great imagination-but I can’t comprehend His. After all, He did create everything, including the manatee.

Maybe this Lenten season I can remember the words of Holy Scripture. Or my favorite part. About how He loves me.

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