They say Paul wrote this book of the Bible while He was prison. Isn't it interesting how someone could give us, the people of Christ, encouragement and joy during a time in his life where he wasn't "free"? I do! It gives me hope to continue to seek joy through the Lord during my walk with Him.
Ephesians 1: 4 says, "Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes."
Read that again, the part where it says that He loved us and chose us. YOU! ME! In verse 11 it says, "For He chose us in advance, and He makes everything work out according to His plan." Ever feel like where you are and where you are going is a little against what you thought it should look like? Yes, me too. But if we remind ourselves that He already CHOSE us and He will work the things you are going through to be apart of His plan, I mean, friends, why would we even waste our breath worrying?
Ephesians 1:15: "Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly."
Let's remember to pray for eachother more. Literally lifting up our friends needs to the Lord. When I am in need and my mind boggled and not thinking straight, usually my friend is able to think clearly and pray for what I am in need of. She's the voice when I am grieving and can't put words together. Go to that friend, and BE that friend. Pray for eachother!
Matthew 18:20 says, "For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them."
For the next 6 weeks we are reading the book of Ephesians together, 6 chapters in 6 weeks. I love when we can support eachother in the Word and learn together! Thank you for joining me in reading, I need the accountability too.
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Thankful for you,
Hello friends, I'm joy. ..
I love sharing my life with you. I enjoy being vulnerable and real because it's then that I hear, "you too?". I hope reading the words from my heart encourages you. We're in this together, friends, so grab your coffee or tea and stick around!