CHALLENGE TAKEN from the pdf mentioned back here
Suggestion for today from there:
Day 19: Thank God for the spiritual blessings He has provided you. Do not just run down the list of Ephesians 1, but express the sentiments behind them. “God thank you so much for forgiveness of sins. These past few days, I have allowed my mind to focus on immoral thoughts; I’m continually realizing how much work I need to do and the help I need.
Thank you so much for being a God of second, third… chances which would not be possible if you’re plan of salvation didn’t include forgiveness. I’m totally in debt to you and I love it because I can’t forgive myself for sinning against you.”
Do you pray for others because you want them to change to make your life easier, or because you want God to be gloified? When you pray for others, pray for them with joy. When you pray for others you are restored to a spiritual tone of heart and mind. Probably few of us have been through as much as Job of the Old Testament. He lost everything, and was attacked physically. After many months he prayed for his friends. The Lord turned his captivity and restored his fortunes; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Let's pray for one another.
In the name of Jesus, I thank God for you every time I pray. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Amen.
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:16-23
The daily prayer is written by Germaine Copeland, author of the Prayers That Avail Much family book series.
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