Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Who Am I? {Heard} In Christ {Day 26} #31Days ~ Words of Wisdom for the Weekend


"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 
that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened 
with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, 
being rooted and grounded in love, 
may have strength to comprehend with all the saints 
what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, 
that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, 
according to the power at work within us, 
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, 
forever and ever. Amen. 
(Ephesians 3:14-21, ESV)



"For  those who are in Christ, he serves as a mediator, bringing our prayers to God. And since God the Holy Spirit dwells in those who are in Christ, our prayers are by the Spirit, through the Son, to the Father. He hears your spoken words, unspoken thoughts, and unclear longings. This one fact is utterly astonishing. God's heart is always inclined towards you, his face set towards you, and his ear open for you. This explains why the Bible invites us to 'pray without ceasing' about anything, anytime, anywhere.  
 The Christian life can become very overly complicated, and we can overlook the majesty of simplicity. As a reminder that God is our friend, to whom we should talk to regularly, not because we have to but because we get to, the Bible includes prayers. One example is Paul's prayer is Ephesians 3:14-21, of which one theologian has said, 'No prayer that has ever been framed has uttered a bolder request.'  
Imagine sitting with Paul in his jail cell. Picture him rubbing his aching joints and scarred body as he gets down on his knees in a wet, cold filthy hole in the ground, and raises his voice in prayer. To listen in on Paul's prayer life as he speaks from his heart amid great suffering and prays for Christians, including you, to understand the depths of God's love and be filled the fullness of God, reveals to us who he truly was.
~ Mark Driscoll, "Who Do You Think You Are? [emphasis added]

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This is Day 26 for the series: 31 Days: Who am I? {In Christ} Who is the I AM. 
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{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 
For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}

3 comments:

  1. Love the photos of the trees. Great picture to go along with God's desire for us to rooted and grounded in our relationship with him. Isn't amazing how many messages God reinforces through nature? I'm visiting from the Weekend Brew.

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  2. Dear Rebekah
    Oh, it is just so wonderful how our Pappa supplies all the grace and mercy daily as much as we need! Like when Paul was in prison, our Pappa's presence was so great that he was filled to the overflowing.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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