Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Spiritual Strength

Faith is a living, bold trust in God's grace, so certain of God's favour that it would risk death a thousand times trusting in it. Such confidence and knowledge of God's grace makes you happy, joyful and bold in your relationship to God and all creatures. The Holy Spirit makes this happen through faith. Because of it, you freely, willingly and joyfully do good to everyone, serve everyone, suffer all kinds of things, love and praise the God who has shown you such grace.

Martin Luther

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according tothe riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge, that you may be filled with all fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:14-19

JOYfully in Him,
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

NEEDED THAT TODAY........AND EVERYDAY! THANKS!
MAMA KAT

Anonymous said...

I miss you so much, my sweet, sweet friend. I hope and pray you are well and your ministry is everything you were hoping for. Love you like crazy!! Dena

crystal said...

I so need that here lately! Thank You very much!

Blessings
Crystal

ByHISgoodGRACE said...

What an encouraging post. That Martin Luther quote is powerful.