I once heard it said that refusing to pray is like owning a field filled with buried treasure but refusing to pick up a shovel and dig. I found that interesting as we struggle through this thing called prayer. Is there something special wording formula for prayer? Do I have to pray at a certain time or in a certain place? This passage exhibits one of Paul’s prayers as he is praying for spiritual strength. And what is God’s response to our petitions? He acts on our behalf, for He longs to hear His people cry out to Him, “I need you!” However, this strength may not be what we would expect. Strength comes from knowing and understanding the love of Christ. Christ passionately desires that we would be filled with the fullness of God. He continues to give us strength daily as we pray for the filling of His Holy Spirit. Now that is something to be excited about.
1. What are the areas of weakness in my life where I need His strength?
2. How will I go about pursuing that strength today?
Challenge: Be encouraged. It is the desire of the Lord to fill ALL of you with ALL of Him. Work to appropriate that strength in humble servanthood to Him.