17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. – Ephesians 3:17-18, NLT
In this week’s Ephesians journey, we are sitting within the third chapter. As I have tried to sit with this passage, I am reminded of my imperfection and limited comprehension at times.
Bear with me for a few moments, while I get my imperfect thoughts together. This passage leaves me with questions.
- What does it look like for you and I to wholly trust our Lord and Savior?
- Does our lives automatically (or gradually) look different the moment we choose to trust Jesus Christ as our Savior and He makes His home inside us?
- How can we live out this trust and new relationship with Christ as a result?
- How can I remind myself that He is the One keeping me strong?
- How can I gain a deeper understanding of God’s love for me/us?
We are currently in the midst of a pandemic. This world will not allow us to forget that. But, how are you choosing to make your greatest priority to keep trusting our Savior Jesus Christ?
As our “new normal”, we can make the decision to make the relationship we have with our Mighty God through His Son Jesus Christ – our greatest priority.
A few days ago, I was reminded of a piece of advice given to me by a spiritual mentor. My walk with Jesus Christ has to be my top priority. If I am not seeking Him for myself, how can I expect to lead or encourage others without neglecting my relationship with King Jesus?
I chose to focus on one Ephesians passage per a week, so my own time with Jesus can become my number one priority – along with caring for my health. I am thankful for a ministry, where it is truly OK to take time away, so I can be at my best.
Lately, I am taking time each day to meet with Jesus. I am getting to sit and enjoy His presence. And this is the best part about Christ making His home in our hearts. As we trust Jesus Christ for our salvation, protection, and much more, we are given the opportunity to grow in our relationship with King Jesus.
As we spend quality time with the Lord for ourselves, our lives will change – for the best. The best things we can do for our families or ministries include: finding our identity in Jesus Christ and continuing to seek Him. Don’t stop seeking Him, my friends.
As you see, I have six questions this passage gave me. Some of the answers are simple. Some, might not be. But, our Mighty God is capable of answering them all!
How are you all doing? What is the Lord showing you through this Scripture?