Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ephesians 5:8-14

S ~
O & A ~ I am no longer in the darkness and I am to learn what is pleasing to God.  I am to walk in His light doing the things that please Him.  I am no longer dead but alive in Christ and His light will shine through me.
P ~ Father God thank you for removing the darkness from my life.  Thank you for giving me new life through Your Son.  Father let His light radiate through me, Amen

Ephesians 5:5-7

S ~
O ~ The impure person does not have an inheritance in the kingdom of God.  We are not to partake of immoral things.
A ~ I am to obey the commandments God has given us to live by.
P ~ Father God teach me thy ways and let me think only pure thoughts, Amen

Ephesians 5:1-4

S ~

O ~ I am to be an imitator of God and walk in love.
A ~ As I go about daily living I am to be like Christ.  I am to let others see Him living in my life, to see His fragrance within me.  I am to speak true and kind words and I am not to be greedy.  I am to give thanks in all things!!!
P ~ Dear Father help me to walk the path you have set before me.  Help me to be Christ like to all I come in contact with, that they smell His fragrance and want to know more about Christ, Amen

Ephesians 4:30-32

S ~
O ~ Praise God I have been redeemed, I have been forgiven!!!
A ~ I am to forgive others just as Christ has forgiven me.  I'm going to be very honest here, this one is a tough for me.  I'm supposed to forgive someone who hurt me more than I thought I could be hurt.  I am supposed to forgive someone who did their best to destroy my marriage.  I am supposed to forgive someone who did all this while saying they were my friend.  Yes I finally did offer the forgiveness to that individual.  Was it easy, absolutely not!  I found that the only person I was hurting was myself by having an unforgiving heart.
P ~ Father God thank you for granting me forgiveness.  Father God thank you for removing the bitterness and the anger I held on to toward this individual.  Thank you for cleansing my heart and filling it with your love, Amen

Ephesians 4:28-29

S ~

O ~ Everything we do or say is to give grace to all who hear.
A ~ We are to work for the things we need, we are to share them with others and we are to speak kind words.
P ~ Father God give me the strength and courage to work for the things my family needs and to never ever be afraid to share what you have so blessed us with.  Father God let my words always be kind and may they always give You the glory for the many blessings you send my way, Amen

Ephesians 4:25-27

S ~
O ~ Speak the truth and it is okay to be angry but not to a point as to where it consumes you.
A ~ I am not to pretend to be something I am not and I should always speak the truth.  I remember my Momma telling me as a teenage not to let the sun set on my anger, to forgive and to move on with life.
P ~ Dear Father let me always be truthful with my family, friends and yes with my neighbor.  Father God let me things the way you want me to and when I am angry help me to forgive, Amen

Ephesians 4:20-24

S ~

O ~ The old me is gone and I have been renewed in the Spirit.
A ~ I need to walk the talk and lead by example.
P ~ Father God thank you, thank you for the new life you have given me.  You have made me in Christ image and I pray that other will see Him living in me, Amen

Ephesians 4:17-19

S ~

O ~ I am no longer a Gentile and I need to keep my mind off immoral things.

A ~ I am to walk as a child of God with my mind focused on Him.

P ~ Father God thank you for the abundant blessings you give me every day.  Help me to keep my mind focused on You and the work you have given me to do.  Help me to let the example of Your Son Jesus Christ shine through me, Amen

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ephesians 4:14-16

S ~
O ~ We are not to act like little children wanting our way in every thing.  We are to act like a mature person wanting only the best for every one.  We are to grow together in unity in Christ Jesus and become one body, growing and working together building the body in love for God's glory.

A ~ I need not to try and do things on my own.  I am a part of the body of Christ.

P ~ Father God help me to look to you and do the things you want me to do, Amen

Ephesians 4:11-13

S ~

O ~ He knew us from the beginning, He knew what we were capable of, so He gave each of us the ability needed to build the body of Christ.  We were to be one body, unified for the glory of God.

A ~ I am to use the abilities He blessed with.  I may not think I can do it because it doesn't fit into my plans but God may have different plans for me.  I need to wait, trust and have faith to accomplish the task He has for me.

P ~ Father God let all things I do be done to glorify You and Your Son, Amen.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ephesians 4:7-10

S ~
O ~  What a remarkable gift He gave us, the gift of grace, that He gave to each of us.

A ~  Christ came to earth from Heaven and gave each of us not only the gift of grace but various abilities that we are to use to glorify Him, to use to further His kingdom. 

P ~ Father God help me use the gifts you gave me to spread the good news of your Son Jesus Christ, Amen

Ephesians 4:4-6

One God and He has dominion over everything!
I am to do what God has called me to do through faith.
Father God I ask that you be with me daily and I walk the path you have laid out before me, Amen

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Awbrey

 Seventeen years ago this sweet little angel was placed in my baby girl's arms and my heart melted.  God not only blessed my life a beautiful daughter but with a beautiful granddaughter too.  Today our sweet granddaughter celebrates her "17th" Birthday.  

Awbrey you are a remarkable young lady and our birthday wish is that your day be filled with love, joy, peace, laughter and sunshine as you celebrate you.  This day belongs to you so have a fantastic day. 

Happy Birthday Awbrey!!!

Mimi & Papa