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
Grace is glory in it’s infant stage: glory is grace perfected.
Paul told the Ephesians, that Christ love is greater than anyone can ever know but it is not beyond our experience. I’ll give you two illustrations to reinforce this fact. I don’t fully understand electricity but I’m using it right now. So although I do not know all there is to know about electricity, I am experiencing its power as we speak. The second illustration is the ocean. Do you remember the first time you saw an Ocean? Have you ever been on a cruise where you see nothing but ocean? If you have been on a cruise, you know that reading about the ocean or seeing it on TV is not the same as walking out on the deck of a ship and seeing nothing but water in every direction. The first time I went on a cruise, I was overwhelmed by the vastness of the sea.
The Love of Christ is like a vast ocean, you can’t take it all in but you can get some idea of how great it is which leaves you with a feeling of awe and wonder. In Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian believers, he prays that this infinite love that actually indwells us would become more and more visible in our lives. Wouldn’t it be great if people could see Christ’s love working its way out of us. He went on to say that with this incredible love working in us, God can do more in and through us than we could ever imagine. Don’t misunderstand what I am saying; I am not talking about you and I doing incredible things for God: I am talking about HIM doing incredible things through us. You have to understand that God initiates this work and energizes it by HIS Spirit. This is something that a preacher is prone to take for granted so every now and then, God gently reminds me that it is HIS POWER at work in me. Paul said, “I can do all things THROUGH CHRIST who strengthens me.”
We do praise the LORD for a good service yesterday. It was an exciting day for me. We had some fireworks in our small group. I guarantee you, you will not be bored in our bible study class.
Joe David is 12 hours ahead of us so when we are getting up, he is going to bed. It is already Monday night for him. He is doing well but we still covet your prayers. We are praying for him at 8:00 am and pm.
The visitation for Ken Callahan is Tuesday: 6:00-8:00 at Pecks, COLS Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Pecks.
We do praise the LORD for the rain. Our garden was in dire need. THANK YOU JESUS! June thinks we might get more today: that would be wonderful.
One of our young couples: Nathan and Amber Jenkins, had their two year old get hurt playing. She has a broken leg. I think the child’s name is Ellie. June and I went to CRMC last night but they were moving her to CHILDREN’S to set the leg. Amber is a first cousin to Brent Anders. Her father and Tony are brothers