Remember that there was a time when you were the gentile, outside of God and His kingdom.
God's grace re-creates us so that we can walk in the good work of Christ and not boast in ourselves.
What is the present value of the blood of Jesus in your life today?
Paul is Praying that we would KNOW God's power, which is at work in us already, and we would use it.
The Hope of His calling, the Inheritance in His saints, the incomparable greatness of His Power.
Jesus asks us, "What do you want?". What do you desire, whom do you desire, to what end do you desire?
Our true and perfect happiness consists in that which is hidden, and is the object of Hope.
God delights in blessing us, and our blessing Him is to reflect on what He has already done and to give praise for it.
When you sit in the reality of the grace given freely to you it brings peace.
What is our cross to bear? Denying ourselves and giving up our lives in order to follow Christ.
Do you trust in who Jesus is enough to put who you are and what is yours into His hands?
When the brokenness around us causes groaning within us, do we long to see Christ set it right?
Jesus says it isn't what we put inside ourselves that defiles us, but what comes out the heart.
"Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while". Don't spend your life escaping, fight until you find your rest in Christ.
Jesus always gives us more than we bargain for when we draw near to Him, but He also requires more of us than what we want to give.
In the Spirit we have assurance of eternal life in Christ, but Jesus requires us to be patient. But He is gentle, He knows that patience is hard.
The demon possessed man had been destroyed physically, mentally, and spiritually. Jesus shows His power in casting them out and restoring him fully.
Jesus came to be light, to begin to reveal what is hidden.
Are the distractions taking place of the good seed and choking it out?
Disbelief in what Jesus is doing is a rejection of Jesus and His purpose. When you are brought near to Jesus, what are you going to do with Him?