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Feb 29 Devotion: Inner Strength

Ephesians 3:14-19

14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened

with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in

love,

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and

depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled

with all the fulness of God.


The prayer that is being prayed here by Paul is unique. The reason I say that is

because most prayers prayed usually have to do with some list of external needs. We

want to get some physical this or that or we want some material this or that done for

us. But our greatest need is internal, and Paul knew that. He knew that spiritual things

far outweighed the physical and material. Notice the terms used; “strengthened with

might by his Spirit in the inner man…that Christ may dwell in your hearts by

faith…rooted and grounded…able to comprehend…to know the love of

Christ…filled with all the fulness of God.” All these things are internal things and are of

the utmost importance. You see, we live our Christian lives from the inside out. God

works in us so that we might have the strength to work for him and to be what he wants us

to be.


Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will

perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6)


Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but

now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

(Philippians 2:12)


Matthew 6:31-33

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or,

Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth

that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these

things shall be added unto you.


Strength for the inner man should be our prayer priority. Think about this today and ask

the question, how can I be what I need to be and do what I need to do? The answer: it

comes from what God works in you. Seek him with the inner man and then live for his

glory.


-Bro. Adrian Moore

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