Ephesians 3:14-20 – Conclusion

Posted: January 5, 2012 in Love

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you. “

I notice this prayer follows Paul telling about a new identity in Christ, then that we cannot do it on our own but need God’s help…. and then, about how Christ changes and redeems human relationships conquering conflict.  Paul prays that i know, and understand the things that makes these changes possible.  He prays that i will experience the grace that only God can give.  Paul prays that i am given the very grace he teaches — and that i understand the implications of living in this grace.

Conclusion

One thing about Paul is that he keeps saying the same thing.  Like the previous chapters, there is little I can say about this other than my life changes as my thoughts and attitudes change.  In the thoughtful passages before — and this rather heavy prayer, i do not see behaviors, but attitudes.  i must learn, and love better.

Paul prays, and i would not be in error in following his example and praying for these same things.  Part of the change in attitude is recognizing my dependence on God.  If I were to suggest a practical recommendation — it would be to pray for the same things Paul prayed for — that i would understand better, that i would live in love, and that Christ would always be in my heart.

“For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”
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Comments
  1. pucksblade says:

    that is as simple as it gets… good word for today.

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