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A Prayer for the Ephesians Eph. 3:14-21

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns

There is inspiration in music to help us keep going. I love this song!

 "Voice of Truth" lyrics and music by Mark Hall and Steven Curtis Chapman. It was recorded by Casting Crowns. It is based on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 and 1 Corinthians 1:20-24.

In the middle of the song it says:

"Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times before I've tried before and failed.
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again, 'Boy you'll never win!'
'You'll never win!'

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
On the top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me.

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth."

I had not listened to this cd [ Casting Crowns 2003] for months, but it spoke to me this afternoon, especially the lines that say the giant laughs at me.

Then I am reminded in the chorus, " But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, 'Do not be afraid!'
And the voice of truth says, 'This is for my glory!'
Out of all the voices calling out to me,
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth."

May God richly bless you,

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