We are what we are only by the grace of God…

Jesus is my all in all…

Ephesians 1:15-23
Living Bible

15 That is why, ever since I heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and of the love you have for Christians everywhere,

16-17 I have never stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you wisdom to see clearly and really understand who Christ is and all that he has done for you.

18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can see something of the future he has called you to share.

I want you to realize that God has been made rich because we who are Christ’s have been given to him!

19 I pray that you will begin to understand how incredibly great His power is to help those who believe Him.

It is that same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in heaven,

21 far, far above any other king or ruler or dictator or leader.

Yes, His honor is far more glorious than that of anyone else either in this world or in the world to come.

22 And God has put all things under His feet and made Him the supreme Head of the Church—

23 which is His body, filled with Himself, the Author and Giver of everything everywhere.
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Do you remember the story of the Transfiguration?

Jesus was up on the mountain with Peter, James and John.

All of a sudden Jesus became transfigured before their eyes. His face shone like the sun and his clothes as white as the light.

Then Moses and Elijah appeared and talked with Jesus.

Peter wanted to make this experience last forever by setting up a campsite.

But a cloud overshadowed them, and God spoke and said how pleased He was with His Son.

The disciples were so afraid they fell on their faces.

Jesus assured them that everything was okay. And when they lifted up their eyes they saw no one but Jesus only. (Mat 17:1-8)

It’s all about Jesus and our intimacy with Him, through the Holy Spirit who lives inside each one of us.

It’s All About us learning to let go and let God in our life.

Submitting all to God, even our very lives and making Him numeral uno in every area of our life!

SELAH (let us pause and calmly think about these things)
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Wednesday, Nov 30
My Utmost for His Highest
by Oswald Chambers

“BY THE GRACE OF GOD I AM WHAT I AM”

“By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain…”
—1 Corinthians 15:10

The way we continually talk about our own inabilities is an insult to our Creator.

To complain over our incompetence is to accuse God falsely of having overlooked us.

Get into the habit of examining from God’s perspective those things that sound so humble to men.

You will be amazed at how unbelievably inappropriate and disrespectful they are to Him.

We say things such as, “Oh, I shouldn’t claim to be sanctified; I’m not a saint.”

But to say that before God means, “No, Lord, it is impossible for You to save and sanctify me; there are opportunities I have not had and so many imperfections in my brain and body; no, Lord, it isn’t possible.”

That may sound wonderfully humble to others, but before God it is an attitude of defiance.

Conversely, the things that sound humble before God may sound exactly the opposite to people.

To say, “Thank God, I know I am saved and sanctified,” is in God’s eyes the purest expression of humility.

It means you have so completely surrendered yourself to God that you know He is true.

Never worry about whether what you say sounds humble before others or not.

But always be humble before God, and allow Him to be your all in all.

There is only one relationship that really matters, and that is your personal relationship to your personal Redeemer and Lord.

If you maintain that at all costs, letting everything else go, God will fulfill His purpose through your life.

One individual life may be of priceless value to God’s purposes, and yours may be that life.
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Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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