He Is Able

20th October

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

God is powerful. By His very words He created the earth and has sustained ever since the beginning of time. God heals, He saves and sets the captives free from the chains of the enemy. There is no problem to great and no need to complex that He in His power cannot make right. He keeps the planets in the universe in orbit; the sun that gives light and warmth to our day and the moon that lights the night sky. God is mighty.

Yet….! He has chosen our hearts to make His home. Moreover, it is God’s power through us that displays His wondrous works. Paul tells us that God can accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think through His mighty power at work in us. Let us not get confused. This is God’s power in us not our power at work. God, in His grace, allows us to be channels and vessels for His power on this earth. His power through us, displays His magnificence and all is for His glory.

This is a great responsibility and privilege; that we may be used by our mighty God for His glory. As He lives in us and moulds us into Christ-like beings, our will becomes aligned to His, and our prayers become more strategic for the extension of His kingdom and the display of His power. It is then that God, through our Holy Spirit breathed prayers, accomplishes more than we could even think or ask… not just a little bit more but infinitely more.

Christ’s Home In Our Heart

19th October

Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And you may have the power to understand, as God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.

Ephesians 3:17-18

It is an amazing phenomenon that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lives in our hearts. Yet what does living in our hearts mean? Of course it doesn’t mean that Jesus has built a physical house in our hearts, although that imagery could be used to explain it’s meaning.

In Ancient times the heart was the root of all feeling, emotions, your will, your conscience, and the centre of your being. It was the base of a person’s existence. It is from the heart that the issues of life flowed. When Jesus summarised the whole of the Old Testament Law for the inquisitive pharisee in Luke 10:27, His command was that one should “Love the Lord your God will all your heart….”

Jesus making His home in our hearts implies a complete and total surrender to Him. It means that we have opened up the deepest parts of our lives and invited Jesus to come and take the reigns, take control and lead our lives, our emotions, our conscience and the centre of who we are. Furthermore, His love in us, not only guides us in all of the above, but opens our understanding to who God is too and how much He loves us. He gives us the power to understand His heart for us! That is grace!

Today will you open your heart for Him? Will you allow Christ to make His home in your heart?