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How Wide, How Long, How High, How Deep.

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I am stuck on these verses.
Swimming in them and trying to fully accept its truth!

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭14-20‬ NLT)”

God really spoke to me through these verses and I pray He speaks to you as well.

Just pray over yourself using these verses and accept the love of our Father. Thank Him for it.

Again:

“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭18-19‬ NLT)”

This alone is enough to make you worry-free. Knowing someone loves you SO much. Someone who is infinite and unchanging.

That’s as stable as love gets.

Someone who has been here since the very beginning and will continue to be here till the end.

This is eternal.
This is true love.

Don’t underestimate His love. Look deeper and reflect on all the instances in which God poured his love on you. Be grateful.

His love is enough and it COMPLETES you. No man or woman is capable of doing that. God completes you. So make sure He is number 1 in allllll you do.

Can you fathom that?

Abba, Father. Thank you. ❤


Shoutout to my schools' IVCF President, Nick, for pointing these verses out to me. Thank God for that!!

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Self Control- Josh McDowell

This was taken from Josh McDowell’s Daily Reading Plan

You may really, really want to be more self-controlled. You may want to control your anger, your appetite, your desires, or your fears. But no matter how badly you want self-control, you can’t make it happen. Oh, you may improve a little bit, for a while. But no matter how hard you try, you won’t develop true self-control by yourself. Because self-control, like all virtues, comes from God.

In other words, your ability to exercise self-control depends on whatever or whoever-fills you. “That’s why,” the Bible says, “those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you” (Romans 8:8-9).

So if you are a Christian, the power to be self-controlled is already living in you-the Holy Spirit. The key, then, is not to grunt and groan and grit your teeth but to surrender to the Spirit’s control day by day and moment by moment-just like a glove “surrenders” to the hand that wears it and controls it.

REFLECT: You already have God’s Spirit living in you if you’ve received forgiveness of your sins and trusted Jesus for salvation. Have you done that? If not, you can do it now by praying this simple prayer: “Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive you as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be. Amen.”

PRAY: One way to surrender to the Spirit’s control is to sincerely pray a simple prayer every morning, like the following: “God, I want to do right today, but I know I’ll need your help. I give up control of the things I do to your Holy Spirit right now, and I ask him to control me all day long. Please help me not to forget or to ‘take back’ control.”

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When God moves, You move.. Just like that.

So yesterday was special.

I allowed God to work and it felt awesome.

Two days ago on my way back from the train station I saw another homeless man who sat collecting change.

However, when I went closer to him, he said he just needed a pillow and some sheets. I promised him i’d get that for him…

Later that day, I took one of my pillows and my warmest blanket and headed towards the train station but I didn’t see him. So I thought, Ok let me pray about this first then try again.

Yesterday, I went out to eat dinner with a friend and felt in my spirit that I was going to see this man and give him what he needed.

Guess what happened..
I saw him.

I didn’t have the stuff with me so I went to speak to him and let him know i’d be right back in about 10 minutes.

So.. I went to my room, put the pillow and blanket in a bag and started heading right back towards the station.

Thankfully, he waited for me!

He was on the phone with his mom but told her to hold on and was so thankful.

So thankful that he asked for a hug saying “May I hug you? I’m not dirty.”

It was so heart warming and humbling knowing that God had started something new in this mans life.

Moral of the story:

Don’t be afraid to be kind to people on the streets. They need you.

Don’t judge them. They need you.

Lend a helping hand knowing that God would do the rest. They need you.

More so, God needs you.

Please please please, if God is telling you to do something, DO IT.

I’m not sharing this to get any praise because that’s the last thing I want. Be kind because God has been kind and merciful to you and not so the world can praise you. The worlds praise is finite.

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. (‭James‬ ‭4‬:‭17‬ NLT)

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A lesson learned – Memorization

So a few days ago my brother and I found ourselves trying to memorize a bible verse:

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭20‬ NLT)”

Now in our effort, we learned a lot.

First lesson:

Education is important. “Mere” reading and writing skills apply to bible reading and understanding scriptures.
We tried to memorize it word for word, but came to realize, if we can’t read it and understand it well, we wouldn’t be able to memorize it!

Second lesson:

Your goal should be UNDERSTANDING and not forceful memorization (or cramming). As I said, when we understood what was written, it was sooo much easier to memorize because the bible makes sense and it flows as it should!

Third lesson:

Keep trying, don’t give up on your memorization. God wants us to have the word at the tip of your tongue at all times!!

And final lesson:

Get a memorization buddy (if you can). It was so much easier to memorize with my brother because whatever I missed, he had it and whatever he missed, I had it.

So don’t lose faith and keep reading the word because it matters.

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Pick your head up and keep going..

If you ever happen to back slide, don’t let it shake you/ your faith.

Stand strong on the Word.

Use that as an opportunity to grow closer to God.

He still loves you, so keep your head up.

Pray that you are forgiven and work harder so that next time you can stand the temptation.

I mean, even Jesus was tempted, but He knew the Word of God well enough to withstand the temptation.

“Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. (‭Matthew‬ ‭7‬:‭25‬ NLT)”

Matthew 4:1-7

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