A fun display … but what does it have to do with Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23?!?!
Paul’s prayer gives us the right directions for our thoughts – whether we are in the midst of the best of times or the worst of times. But especially during the worst, most discouraging, and even depressing times, we need to pray the way Paul did:
Ephesians 1:15-22 “Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”
This prayer directs our thoughts: to PRAY, to KNOW God, to REMEMBER His calling and the HOPE it gives us, to LOOK AHEAD to our distant but certain future, to LOOK BEYOND ourselves to the POWER of God, and to PRAISE Jesus Christ who is seated above everything and everyone.
But still – what are the flamingos all about? Listen to my lecture below and I’ll tell you at the end! OR Click here for my Facebook LIVE post: “It’s the Sequel” , where I give a quick summary of how they are a fun illustration of living Life in the Pink: looking at and living life through God’s perspective.
It was so fun to use my pink flamingo stamp on our handouts!