June 2, 2009


"My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit--not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength--that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you'll be able to take in with all Christians the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God."
(from Ephesians 3: The Message translation)

This month I am really focusing on this last part that I have in bold. It just sticks out to me and stands in stark contrast to how my attitude has been for the past year. I think I wrote here before that when New Year's came this year, I was exhausted and not up for reflection and making resolutions (more than anything I was apathetic). But ever since April, with the arrival of Spring, I have had my eyes wide open. This has been such a happy spring for me and I am thankful to be in this place and hopefully out of where I was, stronger and more ready to live in the fullness of Christ. We'll see!

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