June 9, 2023

The Resurrection Power

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know … the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.”—Ephesians 1:18–19 NASB

Many people consider Christianity to be just a religion filled with rules. And many consider Jesus to be just a wise teacher. But Paul knew that the dimensions of the Gospel cannot be grasped by our human minds. They require a revelation from God.

Paul prayed for this kind of revelation for believers in Ephesus. He prayed they would have the spiritual understanding to realize that the Gospel is about the riches of God and a power of surpassing greatness that is available to all who believe.

Paul wanted them to grasp the transformation that took place when the Father raised Jesus “from the dead and seated Him at His right hand.” There, Jesus is “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named.” He is above everything and everyone (vs. 20–21).

Many Christians go through life without ever experiencing the depths of these truths. They are satisfied with a mediocre faith and allow their lives to be dominated by trivial concerns. But Paul would want us to realize the greatness of God’s desire for us. Just think—Incredible power! Authority! Riches! Hope!—all available to us, right now if we believe.

Do not be content with less than God’s best for you. Ask Him to give you a fresh revelation to help you grasp the full dimension of His resurrection power. Ask Him to unleash His power in your life.

Reflection Question: Write a prayer asking God to reveal the glorious power of His riches to you.

Prayer
Father, help me know the hope to which You have called me. Release Your power in me. I want Your fullness! Thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Ephesians 1

Prayer
Father, help me know the hope to which You have called me. Release Your power in me. I want Your fullness! Thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Ephesians 1