"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being ROOTED and grounded in LOVE, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the LOVE of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

~Ephesians 3:14-21

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday Walk to Church

As we walked to church today...we were reminded again of how fortunate we are to be here and to serve along our brothers and sisters here in this beautiful city. Step by step we looked around and felt His Presence and stood in awe of the magnificent beauty that sat below the heavens and the sky. Just days ago, we remember the easiness of our days as we prepared for Sunday mornings for church back in the States. Rushing to our vehicle and never really taking the time to notice the new day God had given us. This very moment we cherish every step and the time it takes to meet and fellowship with other believers. So thankful for the church and to have a place to worship and praise our Heavenly Father. Everyday we are reminded of God's promise - that I will be with you always...every step of the way.

"...and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." - Matthew 28:20b

How quickly life will pass us all by...for no one knows the hour that they will take their last breath here on this earth.

"Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming--in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning-" - Mark 13:35

Unfortunately, we quickly let our day to day struggles, worries, and little (unimportant) things get in our way of spending time with Him and sharing His love and grace with others. Sean and I continue to look back on most of our lives...missed opportunities...and living day by day for us. God, please open our eyes and help us to follow You...wherever You may lead. Lord, help us to take one day at a time to do Your will. Please God, help hearts around us to be open to loving and following You. Lord, help us to not hold any prejudices or pride as You teach us to love our new brothers and sisters. In Your Name we pray, Amen.

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