Here we realize that we are strengthened according to His glory, we in and of ourselves can do nothing. It is only by the Spirit who empowers us with Might / Ability can we have a foundation of love in our lives. It becomes apparent that we as mankind cannot have a foundation of love apart from the Spirit. It is only through His strength / empowerment that we can have the ability to love, to agape love. And it is only through His strength can we comprehend the vastness of Christ’s love. The unregulated man that does not have the Spirit cannot know this kind of love so in man’s feeble way they try to imitate such love but fail miserably. The world’s love is a false or an ungodly love and cannot be a perfect love.
All this is part of Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians. If we recall, the city of Ephesus was a pagen city where the temple of Diana was located, a temple of lust and fleshly passion. Knowing this, I wonder if this was the reason for Paul addressing this in his prayer for them. Regardless the reason, it is important for us as Christians to remember daily that the only way for us to have and express His love is to allow Him to control our lives and allow Him to empower us.
I find that as a frail man it is daily, difficult to give up myself to His control. Our sin nature, my sin nature reals at the thought. Daily I pray for such submission and daily I fail.