When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen.
I find it easy to become content with my life and my relationship with Jesus. When I read passages of Scripture like this, I’m challenged to experience God in new and deeper ways. How exactly does Christ become “more and more at home” in my heart? That experience needs be constant and continual. According to John 15, that involves me being grafted onto the vine and remaining in relationship with Him.
Paul prays for the believers to have “strength through his Holy Spirit” so they can experience this deeply rooted relationship. “Strength” indicates that this isn’t necessarily an easy task. Sometimes I think we believe that things will just go our way or that we’re fine because, “God’s on our side”. There’s something, however, to be said about the toil of pursuing God. Paul said he beat his body. Jesus said that we must die every day in order to follow Him. Great or small, easy or difficult, we ought to daily experience God in greater ways.
An infinite God will take an infinite time to know.