14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 7 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Walk into a gym and though you might find chiseled bodies with rippling abs, and cardiovascular wonders able to gazelle across miles of treadmill rubber without breaking a sweat, these room are filled with feeble, vulnerable individuals.
We live in a world that is “physically sidetracked.” I am just as guilty and plagued by this ailment. My mommy belly and ba-daunk-a-dunk-butt glare at me like a bright lit neon sign every time I pass in front of a mirror. It is so easy to get sidetracked by the physical because we live in the physical realm, but we have been told our mind, heart, and gaze is to be elsewhere, other worldly, straining for glimpses of the unseen, and the eternal. Absolutely everything man has laid his eyes upon will fade away one day. This includes the lawns we fret over, the senseless collections of “things” we gather, and the bodies we labor for.
Today my husband I am praying for Might. Not the kind found in rippling muscles and sturdy legs, though you have these a plenty. Muscular might may assist you during your day, win you awards and even evoke envious glances, but there will be no posturing or flexing contest in Heaven. My prayer for you David is for a Might in the inner man, that sacred place where the mortal and corrupted is invited to fellowship with the Eternal Spirit of the Living and Powerful Holy God. I am praying for might in that center of your being where mind, heart, soul, and spirit engage in the battles that truly matter. The ability to posses a might, power, and strength not measurable in pounds and inches is hard to fathom. The realization that this kind of might is not only necessary but critical to survival compels me to pray for it for you and to seek it for myself. Walk in His might my husband, a power that is perfected in your weaknesses and His Glory. Walk in His love, letting His joy be your strength. I praise the Lord for the past nine years He has given us. What a joy it has been to watch you grow in the Grace of the Lord. May His blessings rain down upon you, flooding your heart with joy unspeakable! Amen