ANSWERS: 4
  • Love! And giving without measure. "Giving without measure"? (spiritual and material hoarding would be its opposite)
    • Linda Joy
      My initial thoughts were about the times when I've been able to do things that I know we're beyond my physical ability because of the help that I received from God. But I like your thoughts a lot! My question to you- is it considered hoarding if nobody wants what you have to give away?
  • This is about addressing God's ABILITY TO exceed our requests, through HIS power that's within us. We can do nothing apart from God. He chooses the degree to which He'll grant requests. He can go beyond our hopes in prayer when He wants to, but make no mistake - it's HIS power within us that makes possible the outcome.
    • Linda Joy
      And if he wants to turn your body into a useless mound of flesh he can do that too. Everybody should be thankful for what they have.
  • I think the verse prior explains it "And to know the love of Christ, which "passeth knowledge," that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God." If we are filled with the fullness of God, (and to really know what this means is transforming) then it is him working in us. The blind aren't actually blind, they are in darkness because they do not have Christ who is the light to the Lamp (the body). When we listen to our own reasoning or to the flesh, we are driven by sensory, flesh and worldly desire, and are imprisoned in the darkness, when we look to the grace of Christ, that delivers us humility because it gets the "I" out of the way, it gives Christ the room to work in us and therefore deliver far more purity of reasoning than our own ego requests. The verses both before and after these are quite profound, they speak of Christ both ascending and descending and filling everything, and then Christ is spoke of as the head and we are the body, the mystery being that just as when a man and wife come together they make one flesh, as Eve was taken from Adam's side, Christ in union with the church (bodies of believers), means that we become one.
  • I think he gives his children his power.... King David had great power with God because he was truly repentant..
    • Emperor
      And Moses had great power with God because he was truly meek..

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