“Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have.” 2 Peter [1:12]
“The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches between your head and your heart.”
This simple quote is a reminder that sometimes the greatest challenge that we face is allowing what we know to impact what we believe, because what we believe ultimately drives our understanding of who we are and how we should live. However, sometimes we can know something and still struggle to believe in a way that impacts our lives. This is why reminding ourselves of truth is such a vital part of our spiritual journey. When we are reminded, we once again are called to a deeper place of trust.
As Paul closes his letter to the Ephesians, he pronounces a similar blessing on his readers as the one he used to begin the letter. In doing this, Paul is looking back over the letter and reminding us of the blessings we have in Christ. He doesn’t want us to just “know” the truths he has been teaching, he also wants us to fully trust in them so we can continue to grow in Christ together.
As we close our journey through the book of Ephesians, we will spend this week reminding ourselves of the blessings we have encountered in order to help us move the truth of Christ from our head deeper into our hearts. So, what is one truth you’ve encountered that you need reminded of today?
Lord God, would You remind me of the truth of Your word today and would You empower me to not just know Your word but to trust in it with my whole heart. Amen.