The Holy Spirit: Empowerment to Serve

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What did you think of when you read this title? Did you think of pastors and church staff? Did you think about tasks done at church? Perhaps so. Would you believe that God has a calling on each and every one of His children? Yes, each of us.

I want to share one of my favorite Scriptures.

"For this reason I bend my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner self, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God.

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen" (Eph. 3:14-21, NASB).

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This is one of Paul's prayers. Nestled within these verses, the Word speaks of God's children to be strengthen through the Holy Spirit (verse 16). We'll be visiting this role the Holy Spirit fills in this week's podcast, Loved Always with Sheila Srna.

What I love about this prayer is it's not long but it's powerful! Paul starts in a humble place, praising God the Father, and this praise flows through the verses. He is praying over a group of people. What do you think of when you hear the words "riches of His glory"? These verses speak so wonderfully of God's love. It brings to heart and mind Romans 8, where Scripture speaks of God's great love in verses 38-39. Now, when we think of prayer and our requests, how often do we ask God for specifics? Both the issue and possibly how we'd like to see God answer that prayer. Verse 20 says God is able to do far more abundantly than we can ask or think. Some translations use the word imagine. This is why I can say God is more than enough. And, to God be all praise and glory! God is great!

Dear friends, we have been diving into sharing Jesus with those around us as well as growing with the Lord. We are working from my two books, Heaven Bound and Walking The Talk . You can read along and listen to my recent episode of Loved Always. My website, lovedalways.net, has links to purchase each book. Bring along your Bible, as it is the foundation for any book I write to help believers. There are countless Scriptures in these books. We will only be able to touch the surface within this framework.

I would like to make sure you have great resources that help you in your journey with the great God we love, serve and worship. Need a tool for group Bible study or new members at your church? Yes, both books are great resources for that too!

As believers, we get the privilege and opportunity to make Jesus famous. Will you join me? The website now has a donation link. I would also invite you to sow into this ministry and partner with me as I continue to share Jesus within every avenue God opens to me. Your prayers and support are always most appreciated.

Please enjoy the verse of the day or leave a prayer request at Loved Always Ministries, lovedalways.net.

"The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD cause His face to shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His face to you, And give you peace'" (Num. 6:24-26, NASB).

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