A Sonburst of Revelation to Grow By: SON POWER IN ME!
As we consider being filled with the Holy Spirit, it is helpful to take a look at two passages in Ephesians, linking them in a Sonburst diagram. In these verses, Paul is helping us to understand just how great God’s power is.
Ephesians 1:17–21 says,
Asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.
Take a look at the defining words of relationship found in these verses: “those he has called” and “his holy people.” These key phrases provide the foundation for all that we experience because of the relationship we have with God: “spiritual wisdom and insight,” “knowledge,” “light,” “confident hope,” “rich and glorious inheritance,” “understand[ing of] the incredible greatness of God’s power.” All of these are imparted to us through the work of the Holy Spirit.
As we move on to Ephesians 3:17–18 it is revealed to us that “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 may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.”
Continued reflection on this passage leads us to verse 19 which says, “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
The “fullness of life and power” leads us to the redemption of verse 20, “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.” God works his mighty power within us to accomplish more than we might ask or think. The key phrase is at the beginning of the verse … all glory to God! Our view of God is frequently far too small. We often fail to believe what God can actually do in our lives and circumstances if we truly soak, sow, and flow in currents of the winds of divine Son Power. Imagine being filled with the fullness of God!
Let’s take a step of faith and flow with the Spirit while he does more than any of us can ask, think, or imagine according to his immeasurable power that is at work in us.