Jesus, be the Lord over ALL my life.
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How wonderful You are, Father! You only are God OF all, OVER all, THROUGH all, and IN all (v 6). You only could ascend “higher than all the heavens,” in order to “fill the whole universe.” WOW! Now THAT’s BIG! … But the really cool thing about this is that You, in Your vastness, have chosen to be concerned with all that concerns me–even in my smallness. Thanks for being SO interested in me, in every minute detail of my life.
Thanks too for Your grace that Your Son has given out. Thanks for the gifts You’ve given me by that grace. May You find me willing, pliable, and useful as a part of Your body, functioning in sync with the rest of Your Body. Help me to do the part that You wrote for me in the effort to build up Your Body, “until we all REACH UNITY in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and BECOME MATURE, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (v. 12-13).
Keep my mind focused on You this day as You make me just like Jesus. Amen.