Ask, Seek, Knock- Oct. 6
Yesterday, we talked about Ephesians 3:19 which says; “and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
I’m going to dive back into this verse today.
The take away we learned from yesterday was this:
When we know, feel, and are aware of the love of Christ personally, we will surrender everything to follow Him.
Personally knowing the love of Jesus will change your entire life. When you encounter Gods love, you can’t really explain it, you just sense His presence in such a way that it changes you.
So continuing on, Paul is praying in the verse above that we would “know this love… so that we will be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
The word “filled” in the Greek means, “to make replete.”
The definition of replete is, fully or abundantly provided or filled.
This is what God, thru a relationship with Jesus wants to do in YOU.
He wants to ABUNDANTLY provide and fill you with Himself.
Now, why is this so important?
It’s important because when we’re filled with the fullness of God, we’re empowered by His spirit and strength. When we’re empowered with His spirit and strength, He enables us to make the choices we need to make in order to change our life.
We need to be filled with the fullness of God so God can use US to play a part in answering our own prayers.
More often than not, we come to God with a list of requests of how we want Him to change our life. All while God is waiting for us to surrender to Him so He can work in and through us and use US to change our own lives.
When you follow Jesus, you’re not just “becoming a better person” or making behavior modifications. Following Jesus means that His very spirit enters in and gives you HIS life. He transforms you from the inside out, changing your heart, mind, body, and spirit. He empowers you with Himself and gives you the strength to walk as He would, love how He would, serve as He would, die to self as He did, pray the prayers He would, and see answered prayer as He did.