"Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ
who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies
in Christ" (Eph. 1:3)
The joy of being in Christ is explained in Ephesians one. All the blessings of heaven are ours in Him, and they come in the form of His Spirit that first, births in every believer a spiritual life, and secondly, moves in to provide all the spiritual things we will need to live for Him. Things like love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness, kindness, faithfulness, and self-control, are just the beginning of the long list. Every one of them are available to those who are in Christ. What a blessing!
Truth is, God has given us everything we need to live this life in godliness and holiness in Christ, through the Spirit. He sent help for us to walk by that Spirit and not our own will the moment we accepted the good news that Jesus paid the price for the sins in our life. He's only a prayer away.
Father, our God and Creator, help us to be the woman that You designed us to be. Please guard our tongues, keeping our minds clear of any distraction that keeps us from wholeheartedly seeking Your will in our life. Your word reminds us that it's all to our own benefit to walk with You rather than this world, so I pray that we aren't swayed by the rhetoric, or the pretties, that this world baits us with. I pray for the one reading this, that they would know You and the presence of Christ in their life. And if they don't know what Jesus did for them, help them to find out, for there is no greater sacrifice than that of His life in our place. What grace You give, more and more in our day to day. Thank You, Father God. I praise You in Jesus' name, because there is no greater name, and no other way to eternity with You than through Him. Amen.
If you don't know Jesus and what He did for you, start asking the questions. Send me a note.
If I can pray for you, hit the "How Can I Pray For You" tab. I would count it a privilege to bring up your name before our God. He loves you already, enough that He sent His Son to come get you. Look to Him.
Search Him with your whole heart and find Him. (Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13; Lamentations 3:25; Psalm 119:2; Isaiah 55:6; Matthew 7:8; Acts 17:27; Hebrews11:6 - These are a start.)
God bless you in the process and in the days ahead. There's no one like Jesus. And nothing can compare to God's grace, for in it is fullness of joy!