My late summer retreat (3)

I'm moved once again by this prayer of Paul that he prayed for the body of Christ.

 My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth.

I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in.

 And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love.

Reach out and experience the breadth!

Test its length!

Plumb the depths!

Rise to the heights!

Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:14-19

(The Message Version)

 Lord, once again I invite you into every area of my life.  May I be strengthened by your spirit and be planted firmly on your love.

I'm choosing again today to reach out and experience all you have for me.

Renew my mind to your truths

your ways

your plans.

I choose to live a full life 

in YOU!