Prayer for 2018

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Recently, I’ve started reciting and praying portions of the Bible. I believe the universe God created responds well to His Word- which holds power. For 2018, I pray Ephesians 3:14 – 19 for all those in Christ’s family:

I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

In Jesus’ holy name I pray,

Amen.

This is going to be the year for Christ’s people.

Have faith and watch what He does ūüôā

*Rae

30/30 Challenge: Day 26

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They say Jesus is the Great Equalizer. He’ll take anyone from anywhere regardless of what they’ve done, what they’re doing, and what they’re gonna do. He’s great like that.

Equality in that sense is just peachy. Equality in regards to sameness, not so much.¬†Because we’re all different! Am I the only one who imagines a rainbow with phrases like that? Diversity, weeee!

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;  if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. (Romans 12:6-8)

“If it is writing stuff on the internet, then blog,”¬†I think is a fair takeaway.¬†Notice the words: in accordance with your faith.¬†Like the icky fine print on a cell phone contract.

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30/30 Challenge: Day 16

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In my former post a wonderful commenter mentioned Proverbs 22:6:

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

I loved it so much that I was¬†inspired to do tonight’s study on child-rearing in accordance with the Bible. Needless to say, Proverbs 22:6 is probably my favorite verse. It’s concise and applies in every situation when it comes to raisin’ babies.

I’m aware that I’m¬†not going to be around to look over baby’s shoulder every minute of every day all of her life. Eventually she’s going to have to go out in the world and make her own choices.
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30/30 Challenge: Day 7

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I did my Bible study on forgiveness. Christianity and forgiveness are synonymous in a way. After all, being Christian means acknowledging we have been forgiven through Christ.

It’s easy to go around being happy that¬†I’ve¬†been forgiven for¬†my sins. When it comes time for me to share the love and forgive¬†others for¬†their¬†sins against me… well, that’s a different story altogether, isn’t it?

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