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Imagine you’re having a conversation with God, and He asked you, “What is it you think I want from you?” How would you answer this question?
Some may say, “I think God wants me to be a good person,” but what exactly does it mean to be a good person? Others may say, “I think God wants me to do what pleases Him,” but the Scriptures say much more about trusting God than trying to please Him.
The prayer from Ephesians 1:15-23 is, at the very least, a part of what God desires from His people. Primarily, 1:18-19 reads, I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
What does God desire from His people?
- That you may know the hope to which He has called you.
- That you may know the riches of His glorious inheritance (how valuable you are to God!)
- That you may know His incomparably great power.
READING & PRAYERS:
EPHESIANS 1:15-23 (also read the commentary notes in your study bible of choice)
Prior to reading today’s devotional, how would you have answered the question, “What is it you think God wants from you?”
Today, what is one specific way you can offer God what He truly desires from you?
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today’s reading was a great reminder that what I think You want from me may not be what you actually desire most from me. Continue to help me know, deep within me, the hope to which You have called me, the rights of Your glorious inheritance, and the incomparable greatness of Your power. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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