How Do We Give Up Control?
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every 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,” – Ephesians 3:14-16
Man…we are getting into the meat of it now. Incredible stuff here from Paul. A few questions:
– how often do you kneel and pray. Kneel before the Father? Try it….
The sentiment of kneeling before God is a strong one. God is our King. He is the ruler over everything. Not just the universe and all that’s in it but your life. All that you struggle with, all that you rejoice over, He is over all of it. Our lives, our homes, our families, our jobs, our finances. All of it. Maybe make this a new habit to form. Actually getting out of bed in the morning, kneeling and presenting the day to your Father and King. Could be an interesting experiment.
Do you feel strengthened by the Father? Do you pray for his strength? Try it….
Paul is letting us in on some incredible stuff here. We all are from the Father, we all derive our names from him. He is the beginning and the end. He is the start of it all. Every family. Every person. Every son. Every daughter. All of us begin and end with him. Amazing.
Power in the Spirit. How often do you include the Spirit in your daily walk? We’ve talked about this before. Let’s do this. Include the Spirit in all of it. Let his Holy Spirit living in us be our guide. Be our counselor and our barometer of right and wrong and everything in between.
God is saying as we struggle with our own issues ….”I am with you”. In the midst of everything He is walking with us. We keep fighting back saying “I’ve got this, I’ve got this”, but God is saying, “I’m with you, I love you. I’m walking with you and I’m seeing you through this”. Rest in that today. Try letting go for a minute, for an hour, a day, a month. See how that feels.
Prayers up for all of us as we wrestle with our own selfishness. That we would acknowledge the beginning and end and all that is in between. That we would acknowledge the spirit in our lives and seek his wise counsel.
Prayers today for your strength. Prayers today that you would know how incredibly loved you are by the Father.