14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.


It all boils down to God’s love for ME!  “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.  . . . then you will be made compete” (verse 19).  So how do I experience his love for me?  How do I let my roots go down deep into his love?


One way is to hide God’s word in my heart.  Hiding his word in my heart means I read something over and over, like a lover reads and rereads a letter from his or her beloved.  It means I ponder what it says, and pray its application into my own life.  Here, it means I need to focus on his love for me.


I am to depend on the Holy Spirit to empower me at the deepest level to know what He is saying to me.  And to keep on knowing, especially that Christ’s love for me is beyond measure.  But the knowing here seems to be that I experience his love.

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