By Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: Ephesians 1:9-14
Scripture Quote: “No man has ever seen, heard or even imagined the wonderful things God has in store for those who love the Lord.” I Corinthians 2:9 (NLT)
Many blessings are available to us – Honor, prosperity, security, freedom from fear, if we love the Lord and delight in obeying his commands. If you expect God’s blessings you must revere Him and fully obey Him. He wants you to trust that He has good things in store for you. He loves you enough to prosper you beyond your wildest dreams. But you must be able to believe and expect His blessings.
The Holy Spirit is God’s guarantee that we belong to Him and that He will do what he has promised. The Holy Spirit is given to us when we first accept Christ as our Lord and Savior. His power works in us to transform us now and that’s just a foretaste of the total change we will experience in eternity.
Christ is our model and the more we know of Him, the more we will be like Him. Study Jesus’ life in the Gospels to see what He was like on earth nearly 2,000 years ago and get to know Him. Personal knowledge of Christ will change your life.
Today’s Meditation: “When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in.” Psalm 112:4 (NLT)
Memory Verse: He has paid a full ransom for his people. He has guaranteed his covenant with them forever. What a holy, awe-inspiring name he has!” Psalm 111:9