Apostle Grace Lubega
Ephesians 3:17-19 (AMPC); May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
The presence of God in your life is the most important thing you need. The deeper the presence, the greater the manifestation of the power of God in your life.
His presence has levels. The level of the presence of God in a bar is not the same level of His presence in a church. The level of His presence in ministries also differs.
This variance in the levels of His presence also appears in our individual lives. God’s presence is manifested greatly in the lives of some individuals while in others, it is barely manifested at all.
If a man settles for a lesser level of the manifestation of His presence, it is inevitable that he will live a life with limited demonstration of the power of God.
Is this God’s plan for us? No. His desire is reflected in our theme scripture.
God wants you to be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! He is inviting us to deeper levels of His presence. He wants us to live lives wherein whatever we do, men look at us and see Him.
Don’t settle for less. Respond to this invitation. Seek and commune with Him more than ever before. Launch into His Word deeper than ever before. Do not merely live the Christian life, live an extraordinary Christian life.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 17:28, John 17:23
GOLDEN NUGGET: God is inviting us to deeper levels of His presence. He wants us to live lives wherein whatever we do, men look at us and see Him. Don’t settle for less. Respond to this invitation.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I know who You are. Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world. I have been called for greatness. I refuse to settle for less and yield my heart to Your power. My spirit is exercised to be continually conscious of the God who lives in me. By this, I live a life of miracles, signs and wonders. In Jesus’ name, Amen.