Today's Verse: Ephesians 3:12

Friday, July 5, 2019

In [Christ] and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
— Ephesians 3:12
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

In Christ, we are given many freedoms — freedom from law, sin, death, hell, fear, and so much more. And one of our greatest freedoms is God's invitation to come before him — the Creator of the universe, the only true and living God — and speak openly, confidently, and boldly with our Father in heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord. Incredibly, we mortals can enter the presence of our eternal God and present our problems, praises, and requests, confident that he hears and cares about our concerns and is blessed by our praise and thanksgiving!

My Prayer...

Almighty and most holy God, I know my prayers would go unnoticed without your gracious, attentive concern for my requests. Nevertheless, I am confident I am your beloved child. I know my requests matter to you. I am excited that my praise and thanksgiving bring you delight. Thank you for hearing my prayers each day. Thank you for your attentiveness to my concerns. Thank you for being patient with my immaturity and tender with my frustrations. Most of all, Father, thank you for the freedom to do what I have no right or power to do — to enter your world with my concerns and be welcomed by you just as I am. I pray in the name of Jesus, my Intercessor and Savior. Amen.

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Illustration of Ephesians 3:12 — In [Christ] and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.