April 21

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NLT)

But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!). For, He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

I thought it appropriate on this Easter Sunday to give a reminder of just what God has done for us and our prodigal! I can’t comprehend the vastness of God’s great love, how He continues to offer grace to all who will accept it.

Have you ever thought of God pointing to us as an example? To whom is He pointing us out? – the enemy? – angels? I look forward to the day the Father can point to my prodigal as an example of how the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness transforms a life!

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NLT)

But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved ______ so much, that even though he/she was dead because of his/her sins, He gave _______ life when He raised Christ from the dead (It is only by God’s grace that ______ has been saved!). For, He raised _______ from the dead along with Christ and seated him/her with Him in the heavenly realms because he/she is united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to _______ in all future ages as an example of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward him/her, as shown in all He has done for _______ who is united with Christ Jesus.

April 21

Psalm 3:1-5

O Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the Lord I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me.

David wrote this psalm as he was surrounded by possibly as many as 10,000 soldiers. The sad thing was, he wasn’t sitting on his throne in a place of power but running for his life from his own son Absalom. Instead of sending his armies to fight for him he depended on God’s mercy. He could sleep in peace because he knew God’s purposes for him would prevail.

I pray the prodigal, no matter how great the attacks of the enemy, will cry out to the Lord and hear a thunderous reply from heaven! Also, may they be sustained by the Lord, with sleep that is peaceful and sweet, even in the midst of the battle.

Psalm 3:1-5

O Lord, how many are ________’s foes! How many rise up against him/her! Many are saying of ________ “God will not deliver him/her.” But you are a shield around ________, O Lord; you bestow glory on him/her and lift up his/her head. To the Lord ______ cries aloud, and He answers him from His holy hill. ______ lies down to sleep; ______ wakes again, because the Lord sustains him/her.

April 21

Psalm 3:1-5

O Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the Lord I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me.

David wrote this psalm as he was surrounded by possibly as many as 10,000 soldiers. The sad thing was, he wasn’t sitting on his throne in a place of power but running for his life from his own son Absalom. Instead of sending his armies to fight for him he depended on God’s mercy. He could sleep in peace because he knew God’s purposes for him would prevail.

I pray the prodigal, no matter how great the attacks of the enemy, will cry out to the Lord and hear a thunderous reply from heaven! Also, may they be sustained by the Lord, with sleep that is peaceful and sweet, even in the midst of the battle.

Psalm 3:1-5

O Lord, how many are ________’s foes! How many rise up against him/her! Many are saying of ________ “God will not deliver him/her.” But you are a shield around ________, O Lord; you bestow glory on him/her and lift up his/her head. To the Lord ______ cries aloud, and He answers him from His holy hill. ______ lies down to sleep; ______ wakes again, because the Lord sustains him/her.

April 21

Psalm 3:1-5

O Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the Lord I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me.

David wrote this psalm as he was surrounded by possibly as many as 10,000 soldiers. The sad thing was, he wasn’t sitting on his throne in a place of power but running for his life from his own son Absalom. Instead of sending his armies to fight for him he depended on God’s mercy. He could sleep in peace because he knew God’s purposes for him would prevail.

I pray the prodigal, no matter how great the attacks of the enemy, will cry out to the Lord and hear a thunderous reply from heaven! Also, may they be sustained by the Lord, with sleep that is peaceful and sweet, even in the midst of the battle…

Psalm 3:1-5

O Lord, how many are ________’s foes! How many rise up against him/her! Many are saying of ________ “God will not deliver him/her.” But you are a shield around ________, O Lord; you bestow glory on him/her and lift up his/her head. To the Lord ______ cries aloud, and He answers him from His holy hill. ______ lies down to sleep; ______ wakes again, because the Lord sustains him/her.