Ephesians 1:15-23 · Thanksgiving and Prayer
Being Christ
Ephesians 1:15-23
by Maxie Dunnam

What Christ has been and done for us we must do and be for others. Our life in Christ and our ministry in his name are inseparable. A spirituality that does not lead to active ministry becomes an indulgent preoccupation with self, and therefore grieves the Holy Spirit and violates the presence of the indwelling Christ.

Paul's powerful prayer in Ephesians is a profound expression of our call to live a life in Christ. It is an amazing affirmation of God's power working in us to fulfill that ministry. Listen to Eph: 1:17-20: "I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the all-glorious Father, may give you the spiritual powers of wisdom and vision, by which there comes the knowledge of him. I pray that your inward eyes may be illumined, so that you may know what is the hope to which he calls…

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