“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. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
Paul concludes his wonderful and powerful prayer that he’s prayed for his readers, a prayer in which he’s asked God to empower them with His Spirit, for Christ to make His home in them and that their roots would grow deep in God’s love, as they begin to understand the height, depth, breadth and width of Christ’s unending and unfailing love for them, with giving glory to our glorious God!
He prays that all glory would go to God, Who is at work in us to produce everything included in Paul’s prayer, within us! Not only to produce all of this, but to produce it on a scale beyond what he or we could ever hope to ask for or to even comprehend!
Paul finishes the prayer with, “Glory to Him (God) “in the church”. We, Christ’s Body, His Church, headed by Him, should give continual glory and honor to God! “And in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever”, Paul prays. Paul’s not just giving temporary praise to God and Jesus, but he’s giving eternal and ongoing praise to Jesus and the Father, forever and ever!
How do we pray? Often, I find myself asking, requesting and even complaining to God, without thanking and praising God! In this whole prayer, we never see Paul reminding God that he’s locked up in jail and literally chained to a Roman guard. Now, don’t get me wrong, we SHOULD bring our own troubles to God and ask for His help, but we should also, as Paul models for us here, approach God with the needs of others and should most definitely give thanksgiving, praise & worship to God!
This is Thanksgiving week in our country-let’s give thanks to God!
Think about it!