Ladies Bible Study Sunday, January 22nd

by | Jan 22, 2012

Ephesians 3:16-19
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. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

You might be amazed at what your prayer life will tell about you, I know I was when I looked at my own! What you pray for reveals your heart, it tells what you think and care about the most. So, let’s stop and think for a moment; what do we as women want:

Lord, could you please tell my husband to change this, and while you’re at it could you help my children do more of that and then I was really thinking that I could maybe hold that Bible study I am feeling you want me to start if I could just get that new living room furniture I have been praying for, oh and maybe that new set of dishes to serve snacks on too, oh and I am really in need of some new Summer outfits…..

It is so easy to turn God into some sort of “in the air” shopping spree instead of building a relationship with him. Philippians 3:10 says, “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” What else really matters?

I want to know Him! I want to have a relationship with Him so no matter what is going on around me I am still stable, joyful and peaceful. I want His power on my life so I can be the woman He has called me to be! So my prayer for you and me and my family today is this:

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. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Amen!

Quote:
“Husbands, if you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, chances are you won’t end up with a nag. Wives, if you treat your husband like a champ, chances are even better that you won’t end up with a chump.” Zig Ziglar