Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sunday Thoughts

As I'm studying my Bible each day, I'm keeping my mind and heart aware of the Scriptures that help me in my word of the year - RENEW.  I have felt a huge calling on my Spirit from God to renew so many areas of my life that have been neglected, or even destroyed, through the past years of battling health issues. Of course, all Scripture is vital and I apply all of it to my life, but I'm keenly aware of those things I feel God is showing me to help me RENEW my life.

I was studying Ephesians 4:1-7 and there is so much there to direct us in our lives! Here is the Scriptures in my Bible (click on the picture to make it larger for reading)

This passage tells us to live worthy and then gives the qualities we need to pursue.  These qualities are:
  • Humility
  • Gentleness
  • Patience
  • Tolerance
  • Peaceful
  • Hopeful
What I love is that in verse 7, God tells us that we don't have to try and do this on our own! We have the grace of Jesus to help us in our pursuit to live worthy.  He gives us the measure of grace we need to live our lives in a way that glorifies Him. 

When I read this, I realized that these are the exact qualities I need to help me RENEW my life. These are the things that are vital to a life well lived - a life worthy of the One who died for me! To live with all these attributes makes life so much better. 

I made these notes to remind myself of how these will work to help me in my longing to make areas of my life better

Here's my notes to myself about what I learned:
  • To live in a way that will glorify God, these are the attributes I need to pursue and live out
  • To renew relationships, these are the qualities that show love to others
  • To renew areas of my life that are dry as dust, these are the attributes that will breath new life into those areas.
  • All through the grace of Jesus!
I love how God gives us so much through His Word! He knows what we need to help us in our lives and that's why it's so vital to get in our Bibles every day. There is so much help to us as we go through our days. No matter what we are going through, God is there for us and He gives us reminders of His love, grace, and guidance through our Bible reading. 

You can read this passage of Scripture online at Bible Gateway HERE

Thank you for coming by and reading all about what God is showing me! I hope it encouraged you today.

Blessings - Julie


  1. This is just wonderful, sweet friend! I don't think I will ever understand or fully appreciate the grace of God and all that it does for us. So often I try so hard on my own, when Jesus is right there extending grace to enable me to do what I could never accomplish on my own! Thank you so much for sharing what God is teaching you, and may He continue to open up His heart to you as you seek Him so diligently! Sending love and hugs your way today!

  2. Thank you for sharing this today Julie!!


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