Friday, January 6, 2012

empowered love

 Do you ever just know God put something
in your path?  It might be a song, a book, a 
verse, a beautiful picture...but in that moment, 
something just clicks.  It's like that thing you've 
been rolling around in your head just crystallizes, 
and it's like God reached out and squeezed your 
hand, reassuring you that He's right there.

  I had one of those moments this morning 
when I picked up a book that the hubs & I 
have been slowly working through:  

"The Holy Spirit is the one who fills believers 
with God's love and the one who enables us 
to love one another.  Paul describes this
beautifully in his prayer to the Ephesians:

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 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.  (3:16-19)

May we know this love that surpasses 
knowledge - the mystery of this great love - 
by the strengthening power of the Spirit."

*excerpt from Forgotten God,
image via etsy

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