Thank you for coming by for a visit! It's been a great week of sewing, squirrels, reading and seeing friends. It's been my first "normal" week mas o menos (more or less) in quite some time.
My LQS, Be Sew Creative, offers Mastery Classes to learn our sewing machines and I've been attending those as well as a "Stitch It Out" class to learn more about the embroidery possibilities of my machine. My head is spinning, but the information is enriching my sewing life.
Bible studies and my prayer life have been deep and healing. We're also gardening as spring has sprung in Las Cruces, NM! I so love gardening!
So, please relax and enjoy this weekly post! I'm glad you're here!
The Weekly Word
In one of my small group Bible Studies, we are going through the New Testament and are currently focusing on Ephesians. How I love Paul’s prayers! They are so all encompassing and just plain beautiful! How many of you replace a loved one’s name in certain sections of the Bible. For example, verse 17 might read like this instead:
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give the name of your loved one the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that he/she may know Him better.
This practice helps me to pray, especially when I am unsure of what to pray. Try it as you read Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 2:17-22 and see what you think!
17 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.
Though we could go so much deeper into these verses, isn’t this prayer mind-blowing? Each verse has so much depth!
I encourage to read these few verses slowly and meditate on them and all they have to offer. Especially if you are immersed in challenging situations, pray this prayer for yourself! If someone you love is struggling, pray this prayer for them!
God is the God of the impossible. Let us go forth this week in a confidence built by knowing all our heavenly Father longs to do for us!
My Reading Life
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict