On Knowing God — Ephesians 3 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt: Practical Spirituality | Devotional Sessions

To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God (passage from Ephesians 3, prompted from Devotional Sessions)

To know God fully is to fully experience and know the love of Christ. Take a moment and reflect on this passage of scripture: know love of Christ — filled — all fullness of God. What a beautiful reality. We have the opportunity to experience the love of Christ now, in our everyday, to know Emmanuel, God with us.

Now, take a deep breath and in the quietness of your heart [or out loud with words] communicate to God that you desire to know his fullness — to be filled with all the fullness. Ask God to show you personal practices or tendencies that hinder you from knowing the love of Christ, which would otherwise be available to you. Invite him to help you remove that which hinders the love of Christ in your everyday experience.

 

My personal engagement with this session:

This exercise is incredibly impactful to me; inviting Holy Spirit to reveal ways that I hinder the love of Christ in my own daily experience. Each time, I have the opportunity to walk into the empowering grace of the Father. Holy Spirit, thank you for this new understanding. Though I am ordinary, you are unfathomably deep. Thank you for revealing the path to greater depths of the love of Christ. 

 

An added note from Phil Rice

I hope you’ve benefited from this excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality. Share this session with anyone you think would be impacted and don’t hesitate to leave questions or comments for our mutual benefit of continued conversation.

Thanks for journeying alongside,
Phil Rice

 

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