Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

 

Ephesians 1:7-12

 

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.”

 

The power of the Holy spirit that was revealed at the baptism of Christ himself, the power that was also in John the Baptist, this same power can be within us if we feed the spirit and continue to honor and preserve the new man which He bestowed on us through the grace of His Epiphany.

 

How can I daily feed the new man and reject the old man?

 

Lord,

 

You know my weaknesses, and how sometimes I revert back to the ways of the old man. It may be because I am afraid to venture out and leave the circumstances that have been all too comfortable. Grant me the wisdom and the strength to leave what is false and temporary behind and come after what is genuine and everlasting. Amen.