TEAMS for Medical Missions
PO Box 215 ~ Macungie, PA 18062
Making adjustments in life is a given – making them correctly, not so much. If only there was a way to have confidence that the adjustments you are making are not only the right adjustments but that you are adjusting in the right direction, in the right way, with godly motives, resulting in following God’s desires and design.
I love Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians – I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. (Ephesians 3:16,17)
Two things Paul prays for: to be strengthened in the inner man, and that Jesus may dwell in our hearts. The strengthening with power comes through the Holy Spirit – power to do what? To do what is right, to be what is right, to align yourself with God, His design, His heart, His commands. Jesus dwelling in your heart is more than just having received Him as Savior, it is allowing Him to DWELL in your heart – to live there, to feel at home there, to bring about change – to make adjustments to your heart. That requires faith – again, not just saving faith, but transforming faith. As we allow Jesus to rule in our hearts and the Holy Spirit to strengthen us with power in the inner man to live in line with Jesus’ ruling in our hearts, we can rest assured that the adjustments we are making are the right ones.
I would encourage you to pray Paul’s prayer for yourself – and experience the joy of receiving power through the Holy Spirit in your inner man, enabling you to allow Jesus to make whatever adjustments to your heart He sees fit, resulting in outward adjustments that match His design.
Keep lookin’ up,