It’s been an emotional past week around here.  Our grandson left on Tuesday for Air Force basic training and tomorrow, New Song’s own Amanda heads off for college.  Wasn’t it just a month or two ago that these kids were toddling around and performing their most important job of just being adorable??  I’m not even their parent, but the joy I feel in both of them is enormous!

 

I can close my eyes and just imagine what is in their futures.  The possibilities are endless!  Just like our daily lives, their choices in everything they do from here on out will affect what happens to them.  Both personally and professionally.  The other BIG thing that will affect them is the power of God’s power in their lives.  It is through that power that they will accomplish all that He designed them to accomplish and be.

 

Please keep Carson, Amanda and every other young person going out in this world in your prayers.  Prayers for their physical protection and their spiritual protection.  Pray that they know that they will never walk alone, He is always beside them.  Pray that they rest solidly in His love and that outside influences cannot pull them away.

 

Pray Unceasingly!

 

In His light,

Lois

 

Above and Beyond

The Daniel Plan

 

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. —Ephesians 3:20-21

 

This is the theme verse of The Daniel Plan. It’s all about God’s power working in our lives.

The key to a faith-filled life is not trying harder or psyching ourselves up, but it’s relaxing in God’s grace. It’s being filled with his power so that he can do through us all that he has designed us to do.

We have so many dreams, yet life can get in the way. Thankfully, we can look to God for his strength. As Paul says in Philippians 4:13, we can do all things through him who gives us strength. Or in Matthew 19:26, Jesus says, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” So many things that seem out of reach are possible with God.

 

What do you need God’s power for? To improve your health, learn a new way to eat, move in different ways, improve your mental focus, deepen your faith?

It’s all possible through him.

 

Food for Thought: God is able to do immeasurably more than you can imagine. To him be glory!

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