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Be Strengthened

 

January 29



Read Ephesians 3:16-17

...that according to the 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...

 

Reflect

What does it mean to have Christ dwelling in your heart?

 

Have you ever felt like you just can’t go on? Maybe you feel like whatever struggles you are facing are too much for you? You try and try but you are weary from the fight. Friend, you might be trying to fight your battles all alone. But if you are in Christ, you shouldn’t be.

 

In today’s passage, Paul is praying for the believers in Ephesus. His prayer is for them to “be strengthened with power through His Spirit”. Paul also reminds us that God is rich! He has no shortage of glory and no shortage of power. What’s more is that His Spirit lives in us! We are not alone!

 

When we put our faith in Christ, His Spirit immediately began to dwell in our hearts. Now, we have instant access to the riches of His power. His power becomes our strength.

 

Now, there are no promises that we will not have trouble once we become believers. On the contrary, Jesus Himself said, “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). The Spirit of the Overcomer is the very same Spirit that lives in you.

 

Take heart. His love is there to ground you. It should hold you fast and secure. He is with you. He will strengthen you.

 

Stop trying to live in your own strength. Call out to Him. You are weak but He is strong. Through His Spirit, you have access to the riches of amazing power and strength.

 

Pray

Jesus, so often, I am weak and struggling. But You are strong. Thank You for giving me the strength I need to persevere. Amen.

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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a year ago
Thank you for your encouragement. God bless💙
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a year ago
What a revelation in today's podcast! Thank you for sharing it Pastor Nat and thank You Lord Jesus for inviting me to share in the glorious wealth that is available in You. Help me to have a personal discovery of the many resources available through faith in Christ Jesus. Amen.
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a year ago
*THANKYOUJESUS*
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a year ago
Thank you for the edifying write up.
How do we get weekend devotionals?
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a year ago
Starting in March our Daily Forward will move to six days (Mon-Sat). We're excited to walk with you between Sundays!
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a year ago
@arsenalmike05 - Thank you for your question. Currently we have the Forward Devotionals Monday - Friday. Please check out our goTandem app for other materials you can access on the weekends - there are so many good things in there!
a year ago
*THANKYOUJESUS*
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a year ago
Thank you so much interested and many blessings to you.
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