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1300-1323, Ephesians 1:15-23

1300. Believing friends
1301. Their love for me & for their family in Christ
1302. Paul's example - He KEEPS ASKING
1303. Our GLORIOUS FATHER
1304. The giver of WISDOM & REVELATION
1305. We can continue to KNOW HIM BETTER
1306. He has called us to HOPE - when we feel it & when we don't
1307. We have no idea how incredible the RICHES of hi GLORIOUS inheritance will be
1308. I BELIEVE - and want to BELIEVE more
1309. He offers us INCOMPARABLY GREAT POWER
1310. The POWER He offers us is the same as THE MIGHTY STRENGTH HE EXERTED WHEN HE RAISED CHRIST FROM THE DEAD!
1311. Even when things feel out of control, Christ is ABOVE ALL RULE and AUTHORITY, POWER and DOMINION
1312. Not just today, but forever
1313. ALL THINGS are under Christ's feet
1314. He is the HEAD OVER EVERYTHING
1315. That includes me - He is head over me.  Though my growth seems so slow (and even feels like I'm shrinking sometimes) - He is head over me
1316. He is HEAD over my home - dishes done or not
1317. Avonlea seeming like she could explode in happiness
1318. The softness of her skin
1319. A late and enjoyable evening with Avi (kitty woke her up and she had special time with mommy and daddy)
1320. The fact that we enjoyed her rather than being frustrated that she was awake
1321. Wolf hats from loving GiGis
1322. Boys that "GRRRRRRRRR"
1323. Crying (bawling) out to God because I can't do any of this in my own strength...and sometimes it feels like even in His, but I KNOW and He promises that I CAN DO ALL THINGS through Him who strengthens me

Ephesians 1:15-23

 
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

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