October 2017 Passages

October 2, 2017

By Grace, we who believe Christ Jesus is Lord, have been given the power to live with Contentment in all circumstances.

"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, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come."
Ephesians 1:19-21 NIV

October 3, 2017

In faith, pray to see Jesus at work in the chaos, challenges, and suffering- believing He works out everything for our good.

"And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way."
Ephesians 1:22-23 NIV

October 4, 2017

Daily focus on Jesus will strengthen us to rise above our human desires so to live as Christ.

"As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient."
Ephesians 2:1-2 NIV

October 5, 2017

God is patient with us changing from our sinful nature, so too, are we to extend patience to others.

"All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath."
Ephesians 2:3 NIV

October 7, 2017

Praise be to God for the depth of his love and grace which extends to us, all!

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

October 8, 2017

Our uniqueness, a gift, to be used to fulfill His plan for us.

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Ephesians 2:10 NIV

October 9, 2017

Our foundation in Christ keeps us steady and calm through our problems and challenges.

"He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near."
Ephesians 2:17 NIV

October 10, 2017

Pause today to give thanks. For we who by faith and grace are adopted into one big family.

"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord."
Ephesians 2:19-21 NIV

October 11, 2017

As a temple to the Most High, desire to take care of yourself, living a balanced life: eat well, work hard, enjoy free time, get enough sleep, worship God, and study scripture.

"And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit."
Ephesians 2:22 NIV

October 12, 2017

United in Christ, we will personally experience His  love freely flowing through us to each other.

"......  I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:17-19 NIV

October 13, 2017

May our prayer be strength to train ourselves moment by moment to live these traits.

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV

October 15, 2017

Aboard the freedom train with Christ,we see more clearly our gifts that equip us in our purpose.

"But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”
Ephesians 4:7-8 NIV

October 16, 2017

Jesus meets us right where we are; in sinful state, and with deep love and grace leads us out to wholesomeness in Him.

"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."
Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV

October 17, 2017

Scripture, God's Word, teaches us wisdom securing our foundation in Christ to alert us of lies and schemes of others.

"Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ."
Ephesians 4:14-15 NIV

October 18, 2017

We are not alone; but held together in Christ to support and encourage each other.

"From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."
Ephesians 4:16 NIV

October 19, 2017

The depth of our relationship with Christ, shifts our pattern of thinking and logic from that of  little or no purpose to eternal matters of significance.

"So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts."
Ephesians 4:17-18 NIV

October 20, 2017

A true life transformation is a journey learning to reject societies' influence on how to be and embracing our walk with Jesus moment by moment.

"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness."
Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV

October 21, 2017

Authentic Christianity is transparent in the truth of Christ to all including our circle of influence as well as on- Lookers.

"Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body."
Ephesians 4:25 NIV

October 23, 2017

May how we talk to one another be worthy of worship to Jesus

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:29 NIV

October 24, 2017

Forgiveness is very powerful to heal and restore.

"And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
Ephesians 4:30-32 NIV

October 25, 2017

Place other's needs above your own - genuinely giving of yourself to teach, encourage, train, correct, extend grace, and love.

"Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV

October 26, 2017

May people see Jesus alive in you in all circumstances.

"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord."
Ephesians 5:8-10 NIV

October 27, 2017

Allow the Holy Spirit to alert you when the path you want to take is a dead end. Desire life in the fullness of Christ.

"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is."
Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV

October 29, 2017

Open your heart to the world around you and choose to work, learn, and live fully engaged.

"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free."
Ephesians 6:7-8 NIV

October 30, 2017

Remain mindful of the presence of God in whom is the only power to resist evil desires.

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes."
Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV

October 31, 2017

Sins of power, greed,anger,lust, pride,and envy lure people away from the fullness of Christ causing strife. Our armor is prayer for ourselves and all entangled in sin's bondage.

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
Ephesians 6:12 NIV

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