I am so glad you are all back with me on this day. If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment out of your busy lives to say a prayer for my household. My husband and I have 3/4 children that are sick. Thank you all in advance and I receive those prayers with faith and thankfulness .
SEED OF TRUTH: Ephesians 2:4-7
4. But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5. made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. 6. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7. in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.Ephesians 2:4-7 TPT (The Passion Translation)
Why does God save us? Because of His great love. We were dead, but now where are we seated? In his incomparable riches of Grace! His love is so great for us; so great that we can’t even fathom it. He has made each of us so unique and has a special relationship with all of us individually.
“Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you.”The Shack, William P. Young
PLANT THE SEED:
Quietly recite today’s focus verse (below) to yourself. Hide it in your heart and meditate on it throughout the evening and tomorrow.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.”Ephesians 2:4-5
WATER THE SEED:
Satan works so hard to make us feel rejected, unacceptable, and like we are outcasts because he is! We are God’s, chosen before time to be His, positioned in Christ, hidden in Him, never to be cast out or forsaken, and seated at the best table. No matter who shuns or rejects us in this world, we are forever in Christ.
Pause for a moment and consider the mercy that God has showered upon you. Really plant this seed of truth in your heart and believe it. Wherever you are right now, bow your head and heart and recite these words, quietly meditating upon them: “God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which you loved me, even when I was dead in my trespasses, you made me alive together with Christ.” Close your eyes and envision the Lord’s mercy pouring over you like spring rain. Cry if you feel the need to cry. Let it pour out.
“Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.”The Shack, William P. Young
BEAR THE FRUIT: Mercy and God’s great love.
CLOSE IN PRAYER:
Ask the Lord to bring to life all that has been planted in your heart today. It is so important for us to soak in His love. Take some time this evening, in a closet, car, shower, or wherever you can focus on God’s love and just listen to the affirmations given in the video below. Close your eyes and just let the Holy Spirit squeeze and overwhelm you. You can even listen to it as you lay down to go to sleep tonight or on your way to work or home from work.
Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,
You Him and Her