Thursday, July 19th


I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms - Ephesians 1:18-20

Dear God, ever since you forced your way into my life, I have been happier, more grounded, more content, more honest, more prone to grow, more compassionate, wiser, more self-disciplined, more compliant, more peaceful, more gentle, more hopeful, more faithful, more loyal, and more of what you have always wanted me to be. Your powerful grace has carried me forward from that very moment. Thank you for choosing me from eternity to meet your Son in this era of all time and to give my life meaning and purpose that the passing world could never produce.  I am impressed that you tell me that the power you have used to change my life is the same power you used to raise Jesus from the dead.  It connects me to Christ more intimately and it makes the meaning of Christmas and Easter that much deeper.  AMEN

 Once God saves a soul he then sets out to change it. 

 Additional Reading: Romans 6, Ephesians 3:14-21