“I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit – not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength – that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in.”
- Ephesians 4:15 (The Message, The Bible in Contemporary Language by Eugene Peterson)
This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit who changed fearful, impetuous, fumbling disciples into men of such effective witness, power and authority that they turned the world upside down. Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians speaks to the possibilities available to us in our day.
Prayer: Lord, I’m inviting you into my life and my heart. Help me rise to the challenge of letting you have full control. Amen.