My Inner Man
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
And I pray that you, being rooted and establishe
d 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.
Now to him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, t
o him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all generations, world without end. Amen.
Why do I get so busy, so consumed by things for the Kingdom, and not obsessed with the King, Himself? Why do I focus on noble things, like mission, pastoral cocerns, etc, and yet am not raptured by the thought of the Christ Himself? While those things should be my response, I confess, I do not long for Him as much as I long for things for Him… The cart is in front of the horse…