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 (Ephesians 3:19, NLT).
Paul wants his readers to do what seems impossible to them. They are to love deeply, accept fully, and unite unreservedly with people with whom they are at odds. In this prayer Paul reminds us that through the Spirit we have “unlimited resources” (v.16) and a “power at work within us to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (v.20). That power comes not from our will. It comes from experiencing the depth of Christ’s love for us.
God wants me to trust that his Son’s love for me is more than enough to meet every challenge of my life. As I trust him, he is more at home in me strengthening and empowering me.
Father, thank you for loving me beyond what I can fully understand. Fill me with your love for others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.