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What Do You Want From Me?

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Feed My Sheep

For me that became my purpose - nothing else makes me whole.

God has a Calling on All of Us

Fish for Men
The problem - when we try to define what that calling is.
It’s a moving target. We are not the same person we were 1,3,5, 10, 20, etc years ago. if we are in Christ we are a vessel that is constantly being changed and formed. So while His goals for us never change (I know my plans for you…) our perception of that plan may due to our growth.
Our sinful nature may blind us.
Romans 12:1–2 ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12
However the Bible gives us some guidance and some common denominator goals that each of us have.

Today I would like to discuss what His goal for our life is. Not in detail but in some over riding principals.

Key Text.

Ephesians 3:14–21 ESV
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Eph 3:14-21

Back Ground

Eph basically broke into 2 parts
1. The plan of salvation chapters 1-3
2. The practical application of how it looks
3. So the passage was written to tell a few basic things.. Be saved, Act saved.
This passage comes on the heals of Paul describing his calling.
Ephesians 3:7–9 ESV
Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things,
Eph 3:
Before we say we are not apostle let me tell you that you are indeed called
3. This passage is prayer - it is important that we take note of prayers given. They reflect the heart in a way that simple instruction cannot.

Verse by verse

14. Prayer to father - I don’t know about you but often times when I pray I am expressing my deepest desires to the Lord. When God takes note of a prayer of a saint and puts it in His word we should take note that is is being set up as an example of where our passion needs to be driving our thoughts and actions.
15. we know that He is the Father of all. from your favorite person to your worst enemy - not up to us to judge.
16 -17a
according to his riches and glory. - not ours
Strengthened with power
Comes from the Holy spirit - IN YOUR INNERMOST BEING
Goal is the Christ dwells in our hearts through faith.
heart = passion - deep down inside
17b - 18
May have power
rooted in love
birthed from unity
when we are united in love and unity we start to see
“how wide, and long, and high, and deep is the love of Christ”
Foot ball team fans but the finger paint the body
Passion is unfounded - they are losers
With God our passion is founded on the fact that His love surpasses all and is in all and is unshakable. If we can grasp that it will guide our actions. We become crazy for Christ.
19 - 2 things
love surpasses knowledge.
you need to be filled

To God be the Glory

v 20 -21
whatever we dream up - he can do much more

What does he want from me?

He want us to know that wherever we are His love is there.
He wants us to know that we are to work together and be filled with the Spirit.
He wants us to share this love and unity to glorify Him and His church
Testimony of michael.
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