Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Thankful Body

A friend sent this passage of scripture to me in a card yesterday. I wanted to pass it on to all of you out there who are called to the body of Christ - as a prayer for your lives.

1 Corinthians 1:4-9

Thanksgiving [Paul writing to the Corinthians]

4 I always thank God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in Him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge— 6 because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. [emphasis mine]

Praying God's Word:

Thank you for my brothers and sisters in Christ. Because of Him they overflow in every way - the way they speak and think - because of what we share in Christ - the very thing that seals us to Him. May they participate by using the spiritual gifts He has given them until Jesus comes - for "kingdom" purposes. May they depend on Him for strength so they can walk in Him - always choosing what is right before Him. Thank you God, for calling us into fellowship with Jesus, You are always faithful in all Your ways! We praise You!

Choosing JOY,

Photo: God's glory - confirming my pledge to get up at dawn to pray. (He knows how much I love purple!!)

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