"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man," (Ephesians 3:14---16).
* Having established the church at Ephesus, the apostle Paul knew of those believers' need to be strengthened. The power the Holy Spirit exercises is essential if our inner man is to be nourished. And only as our inner man is strengthened do we grow in spiritual maturity.
* In very pastoral tones Paul prays for the powerful strengthening work of the Holy Spirit to be accomplished in the Ephesians' lives. We, too, must walk in the empowering Holy Spirit if our inner man is to be strengthened. And just think--- our source of strength is the riches of His glory!