July 23

Ephesians 3:18-21

“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” vss. 20-21

As Christ dwells within us we are being rooted and grounded in love–and that’s not just pious talk! In Christ the energy of the universe is working within us for good, and we can be more than we ever imagined, and receive more than we could ever think of asking for. While that power goes unused and untapped in far too many people we can be truly grateful for the countless persons who make no effort to rein in the love that dwells within and let it loose in the world for all to enjoy. We see them around everywhere we go, and in their eyes and in their touches we see and feel awesome acceptance and caring. They aren’t using the love power of the Christ to manipulate, or amass riches for themselves–all they desire is to bring joy and healing to others, and what a blessing they are! And what’s more amazing are those times when we join their number and allow the Christ love in us to be seen. On those days family members and co-workers are lifted up and blessed–and it feels good! We may never have dreamed that we could be agents of God’s love, but in Christ surprises abound, and we can be turned into lovers.

Thought for the Day: A time when my ability to love surprised me!

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