The Strength Of Comprehension

Ephesians 3:14-19 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

I desire so much that my family would be named in heaven; in the Lamb’s book of life. No matter what I may attempt in order for that to happen, I know that I do not have that kind of power. As a matter of fact, I have been learning over and over again that I have no hope in changing a heart. Yet it is for this reason I bow my knees before the Father. For from him every family in heaven and on earth is named. He alone is the one who can grant the gift of the Holy Spirit, so that Christ may dwell in each member of my family’s heart. He alone gives the strength of comprehension, so that we may know the love of Christ, and all be filled with the fullness of God!

This day, with newness of vigor, I bow my knee before the Father in heaven so that my family may have his named stamped upon our hearts. O let it be according to your word Lord Jesus! Amen!

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Prayer For The Morning

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭13‬ ESV)

Dearest Lord,

Thank you for your help this last week. You have held the right hand of my family and driven out our fears. It amazes me again this morning to see from your word that you are my God. The truth that you have descended to my level, taken hold of my right hand, helped me, forgiven me, and promised me an eternal home in heaven is most gracious and undeserving. How could I fear? You know O Lord that we are so prone to fear and wander. Over and over again you repeat the words “fear not.” Yet again and again we forget. Throughout this day, be pleased to bring the truth of this verse into our minds. Forgive me for not knowing you as I ought. You are making a point in this verse to remind me of your character; YOU are the Lord my God. YOU are the one who says I am not to fear. YOU are the one who is helping me. Teach me O Lord who you are. Let not your words or thoughts depart from my mind, nor let my heart grow cold and unresponsive. Glorify yourself this and every day through my simple little family. Let not one soul that resides under this roof be lost to the world, the flesh, or the devil. Grant me the strength to fight for you, your truth, and your purposes. Coming before you washed in the blood of my Redeeming King Jesus, I say Amen!