by Laurie Aker
We are not merely to worship the Lord for His power and glory as if we look on these things from a distance and admire their beauty in a detached way, as we might admire a fine painting. No. We are to enter into worship with all of our being. But we also must recognize it is God’s power and glory that enable us to worship Him in the first place! Paul prays for the Ephesians “that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:16-19). Then Paul makes the astounding statement that God’s power is actually at work in us (Eph. 3:20). Pray this prayer for yourself and those you love.
This blog post is an excerpt from the Thistlebend Discipleship Study Falling in Love Again with Your Lord available here.