Strengthened by Might, Rooted in Love

Ephesians 3:16-19 That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge…”

The beginning of this passage intrigued me…how do I get that?  He’s going to grant to me the riches of His glory?  That I can be strengthened with might by His Spirit?  Oh I want to be strengthened!  So many times in my day do I step back and wonder, “How do I have the strength to carry on?” or I cry out, “Dear Lord, PLEASE give me the strength to live through this TERRIBLE day!”  As moms I think we’ve all been there.  We’ve had our moments where our feet have left the ground and we are just going through the motions trying to survive.  We do our best with our lack of sleep, busy schedules, and multiple responsibilities…or what we think is our best.  I don’t think a one of us strives to do our worst.  But are we making every effort?

How can we be rooted and grounded in love so that Christ may dwell in our hearts?  This is what I am currently seeking.  To be strengthened by might, rooted and grounded in love so that I may be able to comprehend and know the love of Christ.  I want Him working on my heart daily, so I must commune with Him daily.

These times where I need to be strengthened by His might…those hard moments where one child is throwing a fit, another needs a drink right this minute, and the third is distraught because she can’t get her fingers to work right practicing her piano!…are just one more piece to His plan.  He gives us hard times in our lives for His glory.  Does that sound crazy?  It did to me at first!  How could my hard moments be glorious to My God?  2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.   He puts us in those moments to grow and knit our hearts for His glory.  He gives us many dark moments in our lifetimes, much worse than a crazy day with kids, so that we can change on the inside to bring about His glory on the outside.

In all this growth I am trying to do in my walk with the Lord right now, I am truly enjoying using essential oils to enhance that walk.  One that I particularly love right now is Grounding.  I put it on the soles of my feet each morning.  I long to be grounded in Him…rooted in love.


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