20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. - Ephesians 3:20 NLT
Hello family, deeper, wider, greater these is the words that He spoke to mind as I washed the dishes. Deeper wider greater this is where God desires us to take us. Normally when I read Ephesians 3:20 I think about the things that God can bless me with, I think of things that I desire the earthly things that I want. But this scripture is not about our earthly wants This scripture speaks more towards things that we can do for His kingdom the things that He has deposited deep in us that we have no clue are there.
Deeper, wider, greater that's what the Scripture says to me. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. . - Ephesians 3:16-17 NLT Paul wants the church at Ephesus to be spiritually empowered to be spiritually uplifted so they can accomplish the things that God has set for them to do. And this Will require going deeper into God. In order for us to get more of God you have to go deeper in him.
God Will take us farther out than we ever thought we could stand. our finite minds are limited so by ourselves we can only go to a certain point. But God takes us by the hand and says “no don't stop their! Come on a little further I need you to grow more I need you to absorb more of me because I have a mission for you. And there're things on this mission that you will encounter that will require you to be saturated in me so Come on out little further.”
Imagine you have a sponge in your hand, the sponge is bone dry. In front of you is a sink Full of hot soapy water. There's a mess on the counter to cleanup. The only way to clean up the greasy mess this to get the hot soapy water onto it to break it down and clean it up. So you take the sponge and you just dip the tip of it in the water. Then you take it and start to try to clean up the mess and it works a little bit but not as good as it could be. So then you decide take the entire sponge and submerge it right down to the bottom of the sink soaking up as much water as much soap as much heat as it can hold, then you pull it out the sponge is so saturated that it is overflowing now you take that sponge and begin to wipe the mess on the counter. Immediately see the difference, the mess is coming up much quicker and the grease is breaking down.
We are the sponge, the greasy mess is this lost world, the hot soapy water is God. We can spend a little bit time and God it will be effective but we can be so much more effective if we are saturated and his presence, and wisdom . We can be so much more effective if we go deeper into God.
Much Love & God Bless