GROUNDED: Knowing the Fullness if God
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and ground- ed in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. – Ephesians 3:17-19
Grounded. How often do we really consider what it means to be truly grounded? Grounded in our faith, faithfulness and family.
Many folks these days seem to be chasing hard after God. The times we live in demand that. The draining nature and pace of life combined with spiritual battles, require that believers in salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ strive for a deeper need and hunger to know more about God. Sometimes we just need “more of God.”
Our school’s theme this year is “GROUNDED: Knowing the Fullness of God.” Our school’s verses this year are Ephesians 3:17-19. Pondering on that passage can impact the very core of who we are as Christians.
In these verses we find ourselves in the middle of Paul’s second prayer for the Ephesians. He prays that God would grant, according to the riches of His glory for believers, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. Spurgeon compares it to Jacob’s ladder, with each rung taking us higher toward heaven.
Our desire in our daily Christian walk should be to get us one step closer to God’s perfect will in our lives.
As parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, neighbors and friends – let’s fervently pray for one another that we will be the example for our children and students so they can reach the breadth, length, depth and height of the love of God.
Mark Weatherford, EdD