“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love.” Ephesians 3:17
Have you ever taken something that was broken to a repair shop? As you sit waiting in line, you look down at the broken object in your hand, hoping it can be fixed. You then get to the counter and explain what happened. However, Instead of fixing it, the repair person looks at all the pieces and say, “You can fix this yourself.” He then hands you some glue, handwritten instructions and send you on your way. Feeling perplexed, you think, “Why couldn’t he just fix it? I can’t do this! It’s too broken!” This is our life in God. We go to Him with broken relationships hoping. We wait in prayer hoping. We explain what happened hoping. Fix my marriage God. Fix my relationship with my children God. Fix my friendship God. Fix my life. Our hearts desperately yearn for peace and for things to be set at one again. We think only God can do it. So we wait for Him to mend it and are completely floored when He says, “You can fix this.” Then He hands us His love, His written Word, the low and humble mind of Christ, and His Spirit of peace. We walk away feeling perplexed and incapable of doing what He commands. We think to ourselves, “Why can’t God just fix it? I can’t do this. It’s too broken!” Does God have more faith in you than you have in yourself? He knows what you are capable of through Christ. He believes in His mighty power and ability within you. How easily you put your entire trust in Him forgetting that trusting in Him is the same as trusting in His Spirit within you. So little faith. The same God that created all of heaven and earth, the planets and galaxies, who intelligently designed your human body, and restored mankind back to Himself through Jesus, lives in you. Suddenly, is He beside Himself in saying what you can do? No. You can do it. You can fix it. With God’s help you can mend what’s broken in your life. He will guide you every step of the way and will be glorified in the end!
Prayer: Father, You live in me. And if I’m going to call myself a believer, I have to believe that You live in me. Work through me Lord to repair things that are broken in my life. Be glorified! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Ephesians 3:16-21; Matthew 5:9; Ephesians 4:1-3; Matthew 5:23-24)