God's Truth for Trying Times - 1/5/22


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 1/5/22


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: Ephesians 1:1-2 

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. [Ephesians 1:1-2 ESV] 


CONSIDER: Paul, God's chosen leader, wrote to the believers in Ephesus who by God's grace were faithful in following Christ. He greets them with grace and peace from God, a magnificent blessing meant to encourage their hearts. 



THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?


PRAY: Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.