Ephesians 1:17-21 (NASB) (Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians)
17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
First off! I believe all scripture to be God breathed,inspired, and 100% truth for me. My MY MY could Paul pray a prayer, that gets the Spirit just moving in me! Woooooo! This whole chapter is loaded with treasure for the believer, who reads it and takes it to heart. I love prayer, I believe without a doubt that it is the highest honor and gift that the Father has given us. What a privilege to come before the King of Kings and open my mouth with my puny requests. Yet HE is eager for me to do that. Yet, I am even more sure that HE wants us to think bigger, know HIS power and that we will never ever need anything in this world that will require more power than raising the dead! Can you just entertain that thought? What on earth could we possibly need that would need more power than that? HE wants us to ask for these things…we can have wisdom and revelation in knowlege of knowing HIM. HE wants to enlighten our hearts with the purpose of HIS calling, HE wants us to know the riches of our inheritance, which is ours as HIS children. Everything is under HIS authority, and we need to know HIM more, and to not be content in what we know, but hunger for more of HIM. Our Father God, wants to give us great things-right here on earth-in this day to day life we have, but all of the spiritual wealth kind. HE just wants us to want it. HE wants our hearts to be desperate for more of HIM, to believe who HE is, and HIS capablities without restrictions or limits. Our God is so Awesome, and truly the only one who is worthy of that word!
If you want to pray for me, pray this prayer of Pauls for me, and know I am praying for you the readers (and lurkers, I so know you are there). This has been burning in my heart for a few days, I want it! I want it! I want it! If you are feeling like you are not sure if you want it, pray to want it!
6 responses to “I Want It!”
Me too!! I want MORE of Him…I love praying this prayer and will covenant to pray it for you as well.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will KNOW
-what is the hope of His calling,
-what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
-and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe…
We have an indescribable hope, a glorious inheritance, and resurrection power!!!! AMAZING!
indescribable hope! glorious inheritance! resurrection power!! How great is our God to be the King of kings and Lord of Lords, and hold these things out to us…I do want it!
Thanks for your prayer for me…I do want to always grow in HIS likeness and always have a hunger for more of HIM..love ya Michelle!
During the day i find my self asking Christ to fill me more with his love and I pray that the desire to find more of him will always be there. Today my pastor and I broke down into tears in his office as I shared about the homeless men finding Christ a week ago last Sunday. If we are filled with His love we will overflow to others!
When I bathe in His Word then move onto something else – I know in my Spirit there is always MORE.
When I spend time in prayer then move onto something else – I know in my Spirit there’s still more…..
More to gain, more to know, more to uncover…
I love that longing. It feels like the first crush i had in Jr. High!!!
it does! it captivates my mind, and causes great joy in my spirit! Love it, want it!
He said He left us a helper…..ooooooo the implications of all that that means. I love the Holy Ghost, I love the supernatural that becomes the natural to the believer. We are to do even greater things than what we read….that’s what we’re called to. I long for wisdom and revelation and He is sooooooo faithfull. You know I will be praying this for you…Love you princess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!