Oh, the love of God is so immense and overflowing! Whether you have just met Him or have known Him all your life, He always has new things to say. Words that you have heard before take on new meaning. This morning, Moody Bible Institute's "Today in the Word" was based on these verses:
Ephesians 3: 14-21
"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
My first thought, as I read these words, was that I need to memorize this! It's not like I've never run across them before, but it struck me this morning that while, yes, I'm spending time in God's Word everyday (by conviction from our worship on Sunday night!), that I need to do more. Study, of course, but also MEMORIZE to make the words a part of me. How can the Word of God work in my life if I can't remember it?
Okay. So, yes, I know that! But today, perhaps because of the conviction I felt on Sunday, it means more. So, today, and as long as it takes me to memorize these words, I will be praying them for anyone the Spirit brings to mind. God is so good, and His mercy really does endure forever!
Here's a link to an online Bible, in case you haven't heard about it!