Blessings of Taking That First Step

But Moses pleaded with the LORD,

“O Lord, 

I’m not very good with words.

I never have been,

and I’m not now,

even though you have spoken to me.

I get tongue-tied,

and my words get tangled.”

Then the LORD asked Moses,

“Who makes a person’s mouth?

Who decides whether people speak or do not speak,

hear or do not hear,

see or do not see?

Is it not I, 

the LORD?

Now go!

I will be with you as you speak,

and I will instruct you in what to say.”

Exodus 4:10-12

(Galveston, TX)

Blessings of Wanting Unity With Christ Jesus

Once you were dead 

because of your disobedience and your many sins. 

You used to live in sin,

just like the rest of the world,

obeying the devil—

the commander of the powers in the unseen world.

He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those

who refuse to obey God.

But now you have been united with Christ Jesus.

Once you were far away from God,

but now you have been brought near to him

through the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 2:1-2, 13

(Galveston, TX)

Blessings of Understanding

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light

so that you can understand the confident hope

he has given to those he called—

I also pray that you will understand

the incredible greatness of God’s power

for us who believe him. 

This is the same mighty power

that raised Christ from the dead

and seated him in the place of honor

at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 1:18-20