Good and gracious God-
Please help me to focus on what really matters.
Help me to give over control to you so that you may lead me down the
right path. Give me patience and perseverance. Help me to let go of the
material things in my life knowing that you are all I need.
Today's reading and devotion remind me that I am on borrowed time.
Help me to trust you completely as you guide to live a life that is
pleasing to you.
May we have the courage today to walk the path of Gods will for us,
with joy and grace. Thy will be done however difficult!
I love this passage in Ephesians today! It states who I was, who I
am and who I will be!
Who I was: I was dead in my transgressions and sins in which I once lived
following the age of this world (digital world of fame and fortune),
following the ruler of the power of the air (TV, movies and
entertainments), I once lived among them in the desires of our flesh,
following the wishes of the flesh and the impulses, and I was by nature
children of wrath, like the rest.
Who I am: But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love He had
for me, even when I was dead in my transgressions, brought me to life
with Christ (by grace I have been saved), and this is not from me; it is
the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast. For I am His
handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God has prepared
in advance, that I should live in them.
Who I will be: He raised me up with Him, and seated me with Him in the
heavens in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the
immeasurable riches of His grace in His kindness to me in Christ
Amen! I give thanks to You, Lord Jesus! Bless Your Name, for You are
good: my LORD, Your kindness endures forever, and Your faithfulness, to
all generations. The Lord has made me, I belong to You. Amen!
Awesome Salina...the Word of God surely is. I like how you catalogued
the reading: Past, Present, and Future. It's this future that
provides great hope!!!
Thank you Thank you Lord for the beautiful day and for this gospel
today. Thank you Lord for my faith, my life and for my family. Thank you
Lord most of all for your great sacrifice and for the opportunity of
forgiveness and reconciliation. Please Holy a Father have mercy. Amen