This week, I want our weekly Scripture to include last week’s as well (Ephesians 4:5-10). I don’t know about you, but for myself life feels… overwhelming. When life gets like this, my brain fog and inability to concentrate can grow. So, I invite you to join me in sitting with this week’s Scripture. We aren’t going to focus on profound examination like we are in a court room preparing to give a ruling. Let us just run to our Savior and Lord Jesus, and enjoy Him!
My goal: To simply spend time at our Savior and Lord Jesus’ feet! I may be praying, reading my Bible, or writing out the Scripture, or just being. But, I will be focusing on strengthening my relationship with my heavenly Father through His Son Jesus Christ!
For Ephesians 4:5-6, I didn’t know what to say. Well other than the reminder of John 14:6. Jesus IS the only way to Heaven or God.
“[Jesus said,] I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father, except through Me!”
This definitely sets us on the right track. Our Jesus is the way, for everything. So why do we face our trials in our own strength, rather than His?
As we sit with this passage, I am reminded that Jesus is the One who came to give us unity with God the Father and each other. We can experience a beautiful new life, in Christ! I am just not sure what all these Scriptures mean, for me – just yet. Like I said, the brain fog is thick these days.
Honestly, chronic and mental illness flare ups do change how I interact with God’s biblical truths. It is not bad, just different. I have to welcome to the set backs and times of brain fog, so I can see where the Holy Spirit may take me – in the midst of the afflictions and vulnerability.
In New Living Translation:
4 For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.
5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all. 7 However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. 8 That is why the Scriptures say, “When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.” 9 Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. 10 And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself.”
While it is easier for me to talk about the contents of the first two to three verses in this Ephesians chapter, I am reminded of how much work I have to do this week – so that I may truly understand these Scriptures in early part of Ephesians 4. There are many good spiritual treasures in this chapter. I don’t want to miss any of it.