“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called” (Ephesians 4:1, NKJV) As a prisoner of Rome, the apostle Paul could not move freely about to continue ministering to the believers. He could, however, strengthen and encourage the churches in the various cities in which he’d ministered by writing letters (epistles). At least four New Testament books (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon) are letters Paul wrote from prison. He wanted the believers to thrive in their walk with God. His words still speak to us today. Called to Discipleship When…

Ephesians 3:14-16 MSG “My response is to get down on my knees before the Father,  this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit – not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength” As a woman and a mother, I’m…

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Psalms 61:2 NLT “From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety” Anyone else out there who is terrified of heights? I surely can’t be the only one whose knees go weak even looking…

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Psalms 46:10 KJV “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” I believe everyone has their favorite chair. You know, the one that draws you, inviting you to sink down into it and enjoy it’s comforts?…

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Leviticus 19:14 MSG  “Don’t curse the deaf; don’t put a stumbling block in front of the blind; fear your God. I am God.” I’m going to be completely honest, I had to get a little help with the spelling of the word “conscientious.” While I’m sure I’m absolutely not pronouncing it…

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Leviticus 22:31 MSG “Do what I tell you; live what I tell you. I am God.” I’ve always considered myself to be a great listener, but I now realize that I was merely hearing what was being said, and not sincerely listening. There is a profound difference between the two, one is habit,…

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