Today's Good News

Category - Devotionals

AUGUST 11 – PRAYING

08/11          Ephesians 1:18 

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. 

PRAYING

Praying for you

Knowing you will have need

If not now, tomorrow

Our life is quick, hard, and chaotic

We are at our best when we pray for one another

Pray for your family, your work, your country, your leaders

Please be sure to pray for me

Our prayers change us and help people

It is important that we pray

 

 

AUGUST 10 – PRAY

08/10          Ephesians 1:15-17 

Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, 16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, 17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.

PRAY

I pray for you.  I don’t know you but I pray for you-that your love for Jesus will grow and that you will learn to praise Him with all of your mind, body and spirit-Praise the Lord.  I pray for your family, your friends and your growing relationship with Jesus. Praise the Lord.  Praise Him with everything in you, praise the Lord. 

 

 

AUGUST 9 – PRAISE

08/09          Ephesians 1:14 

The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him. 

PRAISE

Praise the Lord.  Praise Him for today-for forgiveness of past sin and His power to live today.  Praise the Lord.  Praise Him for the breath of life.  Praise Him for family, friends and your future.  Praise the Lord.  Praise Him with your heart, with your mind and singing.  Praise the Lord.  Praise Him for He is worthy of all of our praise.  When we know Him, our praise becomes as natural as breathing.  Praise the Lord. 

 

 

AUGUST 8 – GIVEN

08/08          Ephesians 1:11-13 

Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. 12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 

GIVEN

We are given the Holy Spirit of God as the first part of our inheritance in Christ.  We are filled with the Spirit of God as we live in Christ. Father today help me to live for you. Speak to my sinfulness and pull me out of the herd of evil doers.  I need you Lord Jesus so that I might be equipped and ready to deal with sin in my life. Forgive me Lord, today mark me with your forgiveness. 

 

 

AUGUST 7 – CAME

08/07          Ephesians 1:9-10 

God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. 10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 

CAME

You came to me.  Thank you, Lord.  Help me to grow and become more like you Lord each day.  I want to change, Jesus, help me change.  I want joy and peace-Thank you Lord for hearing me and giving me the joy and peace of a life that is in your hands.  Thank you, Jesus.

 

 

AUGUST 6 – TODAY

08/06          Ephesians 1:8

He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. 

TODAY

Today Lord, I’m not feeling so smart.  Help me become the person I know that I was meant to be.  Help me to care for those around me.  Give me wisdom, mercy and grace for this today.  Praise the name of the Lord-JESUS.  Praise you Jesus.  Praise you. 

 

 

 

AUGUST 5 – JESUS

08/05          Ephesians 1:6-7 

So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. 7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. 

JESUS

Jesus died for me and you. He knew our sin, our great our debt and the only thing that would pay that debt was His shed blood. 

Thank you Lord Jesus for the Gospel-YOUR LIFE-DEATH-RESURRECTION AND THE PAYMENT OF OUR SIN-You paid it all-Thank you Lord for this mercy gift.  Thank you for bringing us into YOUR family.  Thank you Lord.  Thank you! Thank you!

 

 

AUGUST 4 – ADOPTION

08/04          Ephesians 1:5 

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 

ADOPTION

My prayer today is a prayer of total surrender.  Lord thank You for loving me and bringing me into your family.  You wanted to do this before I knew you and I am truly grateful. I bend my knee today Father and rise to serve you. 

 

AUGUST 3 – PERFECT

08/03          Ephesians 1:4 

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 

PERFECT

Thank you for seeing us as valuable and before we were born we were perfect in your eyes.  Thank you for making me.  Thank you for laying out a plan for my life that was pleasing to you. Help me today to glorify you Lord and to surrender my mind and my heart to you.  Jesus is worthy of all honor and glory and Lord I look up to You and declare with my life how much I love you. 

 

 

AUGUST 2 – PRAISE

08/02          Ephesians 1:3 

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 

PRAISE

All praise, honor and glory to the Lord God Almighty and to the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is Lord and creator, praise Him.  He blesses us with an inexhaustible grace that enables each one of us that will, become more like Jesus day by day.  Praise Him.  Glorify Him. Jesus is Lord of us.  He is Lord.  Thank you.  Praise you Lord.