Saturday, April 20, 2013

For you, with love

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! Plump the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.

God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Glory to God in the church!
Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!

Ephesians 3:20-21 (MSG)


My husband is off playing Army and it's during these times when my heart feels a bit heavy. With talks of a deployment later this year, I find myself questioning having the strength to get through those months apart. These words from Paul have encouraged me this morning. 

I pray whatever may be weighing on your heart today that you find the same encouragement. Invite Him into your heart, friends, and you will find strength.

"God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!"


  1. Beautiful! I love The Message and it's always so refreshing to read a familiar passage in it to breathe new life! Refreshing!

    Praying for your hubby and you as well! Thank you both for your service and sacrifice.

    (We are neighbors over at Barbie's today!)

  2. I love this -- and I will carry it in my heart. Praying this scripture with you and for you today.

  3. Amen. Just the encouragement I needed today. May God cover in His abundant Love.
    Peace and good to you in Jesus' name,
    Selah and Amen

  4. Amen! Praying for you! I been through many deployments without my hubby and the Lord gives me strength to get through it. I am here for you.


  5. Love that passage from Ephesians. Sweet post. Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. Praying for you, trusting that the Author of your faith will supply all you need at the perfect time! Lovely image, too.


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