The Miracles of Jesus: Day 13

Grace Day

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Today's Text: Ephesians 3:20-21

Take this day as an opportunity to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
—Ephesians 3:20-21

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  • I was reminded of His love for me … the old hymn,’ How Deep the Father’s Love For Us’ AMEN !

  • This verse was accidentally read twice at my wedding when our two readers got confused about which passage they had each been given. I loved it so much that I decided to have the word “abundantly” engraved on the inside of my wedding ring. I need that reminder of Christ’s abundant love for us and love this verse more each time I hear it!

  • Kira, bless your heart. My boyfriend passed away last July and wow the pain is beyond words. I couldn’t imagine losing a husband. I’ll definitely be praying for you. God bless you.

  • Today is the one year anniversary of my husband’s death, and this verse speaks to me, so deeply. It holds such promise. Even though I may never understand the why of everything, I can rest knowing that He has a plan, He has a purpose, and that it will be more than I can ever hope to understand. So even though I hurt, I will continue to give Him the glory in this situation.

    • Marytony

      What a beautiful testimony. Praying for you to be comforted and strengthened by His spirit. Xoxo

    • She Reads Truth

      Praying for you in this, Kira. So sorry for your loss but so thankful that the Lord has brought you comfort through His Word.

      – Stormye

    • Christine Marie

      You should listen to “I will sing” by Kari Jobe. It’s so powerful. It speaks of what you are saying, that you will still go be Him the glory through your pain. Praying for you friend :)

  • I know we all are a hurting and broken in our own ways, but if you beautiful women would say a prayer for me today, I’d feel so honored. Feeling lost and like I have so much anger that I need to be released.

  • How amazing that Ephesians 3:20 kept coming to my mind throughout this whole study and here it is at the end of it! I had to smile when I saw it because it’s like God is confirming everything He’s been teaching me through this study.

    I didn’t even know about this verse until a year or two ago, and when I discovered it I began to cling to its promise. I prayed that verse and spoke those words on the days where doubt would creep in because I felt like I just couldn’t see anything happening.

    Sometimes I put limits on what God can do. I forget that not only can He do what I ask, but He can do “immeasurably more” than all of that! But that’s not all… It took me a while to notice the second part of verse 20, but once I did it was such a powerful truth: His power is at work within us! So amazing and humbling to think about!

    God has been using me in the lives of my loved ones over the past year. Last summer, I had the awesome privilege of leading one of them (whom I’d been praying specifically for) to Christ. I didn’t even expect it to happen the way it did, but it’s incredible how God works to accomplish His purposes and His timing is perfect.

    I still have loved ones who are unsaved or have strayed from God and I am continuing to pray for a miracle in their lives. Holding on to the promise today that God is able.

  • I too woke up this morning so encouraged how we came together to pray for our dear sister yesterday. Today’s passage is a great reminder to me that He who began a good work will take it to completion. Wow, did I need to hear that this morning.

  • I love this passage. God is doing this in my life right now. I don’t even know what to ask or what to think but I do know that I have to trust Him completely. So I pray for Him to give me wisdom and to not let me make a mistake with all the decisions that I need to make right now then I wait on Him. I am so in awe of how He is just putting all the pieces of my broken life together with a better outcome than what I would have thought to ask for. I don’t deserve all of this but then that is what grace is. Getting what we don’t deserve. Thank you Jesus for giving me access to the abundant grace of God the Father!

  • Wildflower

    Ladies, I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel a bit run down. I have seen that there is still very much a legalistic mindset out there, and it’s hard not to feel like I’m doing all the wrong things. I mess up daily- I’m impatient, selfish, and all of the like at times. That, coupled with the fact that I’ve seen a million different doctrines and shoulds and shouldnts and many christians accusing other christians of not being true believers if they practice this holiday or that holiday or do this or don’t do that. It’s hard not to turn cynical. It’s also hard to ignore the voices that are telling me I’m going to run out of grace and forgiveness at some point. Please pray that I can rest in His presence so that he may work in me and through me!

    • Lacy

      I am praying for you this morning, Wildflower, that you will know and experience Jesus’ presence with you, and that you can rest in Him. You can never exhaust his grace and forgiveness! Never! I’ve struggled with cynicism and I fight against my own perfectionism daily. Constantly I find myself needing to take captive every thought to Christ and worship him as the only perfect one. Praying for you to be refreshed as you fix your eyes on him…the Author and Perfecter of your faith!

      • Kara

        ““Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
        ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬ praying you’ll be able to rest in the promise of grace today wildflower!

    • Emily B.

      His grace is enough, and it is more than anything else in your life–more than perfection, more than cynicism, more than doubt. Cling to the hope you have in that and in Him!

  • I just want to say that I love this community. I’ve had to listen to a lot of negativity about Christians lately from someone who’s been hurt and, as a result, believes that all Christians are hypocrites and don’t really care about each other. Seeing the way everyone came together yesterday to pray and show love and support has encouraged me so much. I love that this is a community where people really do care. Thank you to each one of you!

    • Sarah D.

      Definitely know what the negativity feels like. It was so cool how we all came together and prayed, from all over the country and world. So thankful for everyone and for SRT!! ❤️ It has really helped me be in God’s word everyday and to grow my relationship with Him. Love you all!

    • Jennifer

      I was thinking the same thing this morning Lesley. Blessed to be part of a beautiful group of like-minded strong and powerful women who share the love, grace, and joy found in God. Noelle, you are in our prayers girl. Thank you for your courage to speak out in your pain. You are loved, cherished, and more than enough.

  • Churchmouse

    Above and beyond. Can’t. Even. Imagine. To God be the glory… And boundless gratitude. Amen and amen.

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