top of page

1.10 Devotions on the Book of Ephesians

Imagine you’ve been given a Book of Direction, a destination, and placed on a narrow path to get you there. Do you think you could manage? Would you use the Book of Direction to help you stay on the more treacherous path or would you be tempted to take the easier wider path? That’s exactly what happens to Dorothy and her little dog Toto. They are warned to stay on the path and must find their way even though they encounter various obstacles along the way.

In our Ephesians 3:14-21 study this week, we see Paul, imprisoned, praying for believers who have begun their journey on the narrow path. He knows Jesus’ teaching that the way that leads to life is difficult.

Matthew 7:13-14 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (ESV)

Paul was facing his own difficulties and yet he bows his knee before the Father, who unites Christians, and prays for them, knowing that they need direction on the narrow way that leads to life. He’s well aware that life is hard. So, he prays a prayer we can adopt for ourselves and others:

  1. vs. 16 —To be strengthened with might through the Holy Spirit in the inner man.

  2. vs. 17 —That Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith.

  3. vs. 17 —That we would be rooted & grounded in love.

  4. vs. 18 —That we would have strength to understand with all believers what is the width, and length, and depth, and height of God’s love.

  5. vs. 19 —That we would know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.

  6. vs. 19 —That we would be filled with the fullness of God.

  7. vs. 20-21—ALL for the glory of God because He is able to do more than we can ask or imagine!

What an encouragement to us to have direction from God’s word as we walk out our faith on a path that is narrow but one that leads to eternal life. Let’s adopt this prayer for ourselves and each other.

You’re invited to come see how Dorothy and Toto handle the difficulties they face on their path. See what they do to “stay on the narrow brick road.”

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Daddy Long-Legs

In STP’s adaptation of the beloved novel, Daddy Long-Legs, we see Jerusha Abbott writing and receiving letters from her anonymous college sponsor. Jerusha has grown up an orphan. Like our spiritual jo

TTA Takeover – Eva Ferrell

1) We are surrounded by lies led by the one who seeks to destroy us. You hear them every day, but you might not always recognize them. They are subtle, yet forceful; offer promises of safety, yet alwa

1.16 Devotions from the Book of Ephesians

Ephesians 5:1-20 Are you walking with Jesus? Consider what it means to walk in love as Christ loved and GAVE HIMSELF UP for you. Are you willing to give yourself up for Him? What does that need to loo


bottom of page