Scripture Reading for the day: Ephesians 1:1-23 (NKJ)
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Scripture Quote: “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.” Ephesians 1:15-16
We were chosen by God before birth. The mighty power of God is available to all believers because of our connection to His ultimate power, through our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit. This is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead and placed him at God’s right hand giving Him dominion over everything. Jesus is the head of our church. If we could fathom the incredible significance of being part of God’s family with His own power given to us as a gift of love, we would never be able to stop praising Him or doing good for His glory.
Every day we go about our lives occasionally praying and seeking the Holy Spirit’s guiding, but mostly forgetting to do that and forgetting also that God takes pleasure in us and we are precious to Him. We are tempted from every direction and lose our focus on God. We sin, even knowing that the power to overcome is within us. Then we ask God to forgive us. Each day we move closer to an intimate relationship with our Lord and a life that shows an increase in healthy fruit.
Meditation for the day: Remember your Lord and Savior all through the day and continually praise His forgiving grace. Tell someone else about Jesus today.
Memory Verse: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Ephesians 3:20