Friday, May 12, 2017

Part of My Family

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Bleoved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things to him, things in heaven and on earth." - Ephesians 1:3-10

Focal verses other translation: In Christ, he chose us before the world was made. In his live he chose us to be his holy people—people without blame before him. - Ephesians 1:4

In Christ we are set free by the blood of his death. And so we have forgiveness of sins because of God's rich grace. - Ephesians 1:7

"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, form whom every family in he and and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." - Ephesians 3:14-19

Focal verses other translation: I pray that Christ will live in your hearts because of your faith. I pray that your life will be strong in love and be built on love. And I pray that you and all God's holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of Christ's love. I pray that you can understand how wide and how long and how high and how deep that love is. Christ's love is greater than any person can ever know. But I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with the fullness of God. - Ephesians 3:17-19

Dear God, 

I am holy and without blame before You. Your love is greater than I could ever know. Today I lay at Your feet the ongoing crisis regarding healthcare for the least of these in America. I ask You to show Yourself in a huge way and intervene.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen

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