"Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.”
Ephesians 1:15-18 NLT
Paul acknowledges the genuine faith of these saints and thanks God for them. Nothing gave satisfaction to Paul like knowing the effect that the gospel was having. His prayer for them now is to see them grow in their understanding of who Christ is and what He has accomplished for, and in, them. Paul knew that the greatness and goodness of God in salvation was something the believer needed to grasp. The more they understood the glory and majesty of God and His extravagant love to them, the greater confidence and assurance it would bring to them as God's adopted children. Their status had changed from orphaned paupers to wealthy children of God Almighty.
May God help each of us, who are born again believers, to understand who we really are in Christ. May He open our understanding and flood us with the absolute revelation of His redeeming grace. His love is matchless! His grace is incomprehensible! His peace is glorious! He wants us to know Him and trust Him. After all, He is our Father!!! Come to the table. He awaits your fellowship.
Prayer for today: Father, in Jesus name, help me to know who You are and what You have done. By Your Holy Spirit, unlock my understanding and help me grasp these certain truths.
Rev. Curtis Norris