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Ephesians 3:19: Prayer for Fullness


Ephesians 3:19b
[19] . . .that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Are you completely filled with all the fullness of God? Paul prays that we will be filled because he knows that we NEED to be filled. As we follow the prayer that he prays we see a desire that we should be so strong in the Lord’s strength, so consumed with his love that the fullness of God will have displaced our selfish, and ungodly nature.

Ephesians 5:18
[18] And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Matthew 15:18-20
[18] But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. [19] For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. [20] These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

What are you full of? Hmmmmm. Be careful how you answer that! We are to be full of God! Paul prays that we will be filled with all the fullness of God. Again, we are brought to an understanding of our own inadequacies. We need to be filled with God’s fullness. But, on our own, we will never experience it.

The more that we allow God to enter into every area of our lives, we can replace our selfish emptiness with his all-consuming fullness. We are going to need each other. And how will you know that you are more experiencing his fullness?

1 John 4:7-12
[7] Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. [8] Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. [9] In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. [10] In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. [11] Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. [12] No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Paul prays an amazing prayer for us. God has created this new race of believers in Christ Jesus. He has taken weak and sinful mankind and made them his very own. We will forever be needful of God’s intervention in our lives to make us what he desires for us to be. We need his strength. We need his love. We need his fullness.

What are you full of?  Take a moment and ask God to fill you with Himself.  Allow God to be in charge of every aspect of your life.

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