Day Two: Spirit-Strong

Ephesians 3:16-17a – I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

As Dwight Moody (1837–1899) was struggling with his own personal shortcomings, God met him one day in New York. He later wrote, “I can only say God revealed himself to me, and I had such an experience of his love that I had to ask him to stay his hand.” Christ does not make our lives easier. He makes our lives wonderfully harder as he cares for us with a love so great that we need strength to endure him. [Ray Ortlund]

When Christ ‘dwells’ He sets up His home and His ways. They can be so powerfully displacing that at times it hurts. But it is good…wonderful.

Have you experienced Christ in you in such a way that He overwhelmed your heart?

In what ways have you been resisting the powerful Presence of Christ in your life?

As we pray, let’s worship to, “Only Jesus” by Bethel Music (Click here).

Prayer: God our Father, we bow our hearts to You today, and we pray that out of Your glorious riches, strengthen us with power by the Spirit deep within us so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. Father, we want Christ to flourish in us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

– TR