Tag Archive | Ephesians

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 9:  Thankful for Everything

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:20

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

I am truly thankful for everything God has done for me and the plans He has for my future.  I am thankful for everything He has blessed me with, it’s more than I deserve. I’m thankful for my salvation and for the relationship I have with my Savior.  Above all else, I’m thankful for God’s love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. I give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart.

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Humility is Strength

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 4:2

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

 

Live a less self-centered life by focusing more on God and by being kind to others.  Humility doesn’t mean being weak, it’s actually the opposite.  It’s being so strong in your faith that you are obedient to God’s Word no matter the circumstances.

Your Purpose

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Verse of the Day:   Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Jesus Christ to do the good works, which God prepared in advanced for us to do.

 

God put a desire in your heart for a purpose that he planned long ago.   Step out in faith asking God for guidance and direction in fulfilling your God given dreams.  Don’t let doubts or the devil keep you from being all you can be for the Lord.

Grace

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

 

Salvation is a gift from God.  We cannot buy it, earn it, work for it, or get it based on our own abilities.  Through the plan of God to save us, Jesus paid for this gift when he died on the cross for our sins.  Everything you have, everything you are, and everything you do is all because of God’s grace on you.

Verse of the Day: Ephesians 6:11

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 6:11

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

 

Just like a soldier going into battle we too must put on our full armor.  God has equipped us with all we need to stand up to the devil’s plans.  The first thing we must do is to recognize that we already have the victory through Jesus Christ.