Blessings of Inner Strength That Only Comes From God

Because of Christ and our faith in him,

we can now come boldly 

and confidently into God’s presence.

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources

he will empower you with inner strength through his spirit.

And may you have the power to understand,

as all God’s people should,

how wide, how long, how high,

and deep his love is. 

Ephesians 3:12, 16, 18

(Photo credit: Joshua Rhodes. British Columbia)

Blessings of Hearing The LORD Calling You

The LORD is my light and my salvation—

so why should I be afraid?

The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger,

so why should I tremble?

The one thing I ask of the LORD—

the thing I seek most—

is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,

delighting in the LORD’s perfections

and meditating in his Temple.

Hear me as I pray, O LORD.

Be merciful and answer me!

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”

And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”

Psalm 27:1, 4, 7-8

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