Praising God, using Paul’s words in these verses, changed my outlook from tired and pushing through to the end of the day to one of awe and peace. 20 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.… Read More
Paul began this front part of his letter with a praise poem, and he closed the section with praise as well. Why did he do this? To focus all of his attention, and that of the Ephesians’ and us, on the Almighty God who loves us. This gives us a model for the beginning and ending… Read More
Paul laid out profound theological truths in the first part of this letter, not to correct any wrongdoing, but to encourage the readers to mature in the faith. Today’s verses are a great catalyst for my faith-life every time I read or remember them, because they bring my focus to who God is, help me… Read More
One of the ways I love to praise God at night as I am preparing to sleep is to open my Bible to the Psalms, pick a tune I know (old hyms. secular tunes, any melody works), and sing a Psalm. Sometimes I get to the end of a paragraph with one more line in… Read More
You probably already use a variety of versions as your study the Bible. I’ve found that looking at different versions can help me to see and hear things I haven’t noticed before. For that reason, I will include different versions throughout this study. The first four versions I go to are: (NIV) New International Version… Read More
Like Jennifer Dukes Lee, I have God sightings every day. That doesn’t mean everything is wonderful all the time, that means I have peace because I know who is in charge. Thanks to artists and wordsmiths for sharing with us in coloring books. I love gel pens!