9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the [k]knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, [l]to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and [m]increasing in the [n]knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all power, according to [o]His glorious might, [p]for the attaining of all steadfastness and [q]patience; joyously 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us [r]to share in the inheritance of the [s]saints in Light.
The Incomparable Christ
Lately, I find myself praying this passage over my children and their spouses, and for several others. I realize how powerless I am to change the heart of another human being. All I can do is be the light to show the way, the guidepost pointing them in the right direction. Jesus is the way. He is the right direction. My inability drives me to cry out to the only one who is able, and there I rest and place my loved ones in His hands. Every time I am reminded of how powerless I am, I run to the source of all power in heaven and earth, and carry those loved ones with me to Him
What a mighty, kind, loving, merciful, compassionate and powerful God we serve. As much as we may want others to know Him, God wants this even more than we could ever imagine. Never give up, never cease praying.
Amen and Amen