We serve an Awesome God and Lord Jesus Christ! All three parts of the Godhead are present in our walk of faith. When we are in the presence of Deity, we “bow our knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” (Ephesians 3:14). Throughout the Old and New Testaments when godly people came int the presence of God, adoration was the order of the day.
Even when we are not physically bending our knees in praise of our Heavenly Father, we are to be in a spirit of adoration. Just like it says to “pray without ceasing,” which does not mean that we are constantly praying; rather it means that we are to be in a spirit of prayer, ready to pray when the need arrises. I thin think it is the same here. Our hearts and minds must be bended in adoration to the Lord.
Christians are a part of “family of faith” mentioned in Ephesians 3:15. We share a common faith with every Christian in the whole world. We share a common salvation (Jude 3).
As has been stressed many times in the Epistle of Ephesians, God has great things in place for His children. His riches are endless and He wants us to have all the blessings a loving Father has for His children,
He wants us to live our life with the might of God present through the work of the Holy Spirit who indwells us. Like I said in the very first article of this series, God is not a stingy God , not wanting to bless us; rather, He rejoices in blessing us.
We have the Holy Spirit of God indwelling us (Acts 2:38). We must take advantage of that blessed truth and live daily in the Spirit. We must want all God has for us. All the blessings of God must be received so that we can grow in the Lord Jesus and help others find and enjoy the marvelous light of the Gospel.
-November 6, 2017, at Graymere Church of Christ, Columbia, TN (CBI)
Larry Miles, lives in Louisville, KY, and is Co-Editor of Word and Work On-Line