Father, thank You for this day, thank You for waking us up this morning.
Thank You for allowing us to have the opportunity to serve You and others today.
Your grace and mercy is awesome.
Father we pray for strength in You to resist the temptations in our lives.
We pray for the strength to do the right thing, when others are doing the wrong thing.
Thank you for Your grace and mercy when our strength falters.
Your love never fails. Help us to remember in times of weakness and distress that we can do ALL things through You because You are our strength.
In Jesus mighty name, Amen.
I decree and declare that I will see myself as God sees me because I am positioning myself to see it from His point of view.
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ””
Matthew 4:4 NIV
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Bible Reading: Ephesians 1:3-8
How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ. Ephesians 1:3
YOU LOOK IN the mirror. How do you react to what you see? Check the statement which best describes your response.
____ Please be patient. God isn’t finished with me yet.
____ The mirror is twitching, but it hasn’t cracked.
____ I kiss myself!
____ Pass me a full-body paper sack.
____ What potential!
You can have all sorts of thoughts-good, bad, and ugly-about yourself. But how does God feel about what he sees in you? To see yourself as God sees you-as you really are-start by understanding your “position” in Christ. If you want a healthy self-image, you want to get God’s view of you. And Ephesians 1 tells you these truths:
Because of your position in Christ, those great things are true of you. Those are truths Paul wants you to count on. “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light,” he writes, “so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people. I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him” (verses 18-19).
God wants you to see yourself as he sees you. He wants to open wide the eyes of your heart so you see all the great things he sees in you.
REFLECT: What new fact did you just learn about yourself?
PRAY: Thank God for the truth of that fact-and his goodness to you.
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