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  • Verse of the Day - Ephesians 6:10

    <p>Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.</p><p>&mdash;<a href="https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/niv/Ephesians6.10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ephesians 6:10</a></p><h4>Thoughts on Today's Verse...</h4><p>Some of our strength to fight evil comes from our experiences in the past, from the encouragement of others, and from our knowledge of the truth in the Scriptures. Ultimately, however, our power comes from God's mighty power. Paul uses his letter to the Ephesians to remind Christians that this power is what raised Jesus from the dead (Ephesians 1:19-20). Through that power in us, God can do much more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20-21). Most important of all, as we put on our spiritual armor and dedicate ourselves to spiritual discipline, God blesses us with his power and might. We can be strong in God's mighty power.</p><h4>My Prayer...</h4><p>O LORD God Almighty, my Abba Father and loving Shepherd, strengthen me with your might and grace so that I can withstand the attacks and temptations of the evil one. In Jesus' name I ask it. Amen.</p>The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to <a href="mailto:phil@verseoftheday.com" rel="nofollow">phil@verseoftheday.com</a>.<hr>&copy; 1998-2021, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the <a href="https://www.heartlight.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Heartlight</a> Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. &copy; 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. | <a href="https://www.heartlight.org/support/privacy.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Privacy Policy</a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/hl-devos-votd/~4/KHjU0p1RO_o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

  • Verse of the Day - Ephesians 5:15-16

    <p>Be very careful, then, how you live &#8212; not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.</p><p>&mdash;<a href="https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/niv/Ephesians5.15-16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ephesians 5:15-16</a></p><h4>Thoughts on Today's Verse...</h4><p>Even though we are God's holy children, we also need to be aware of what time it is in our world. The evil one still exercises his control over the hearts of many people. God wants us to "redeem the time," making the most of every opportunity we have to touch the lives of others with his grace and to resist the temptation and overcome the opposition of the evil one.</p><h4>My Prayer...</h4><p>Give me wisdom, O LORD, to discern the best way to use my time and my influence. Open my eyes to see the temptation the evil one puts in my path. Give me courage to boldly stand for you and sensitivity to know the best way to bless others according to their needs. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.</p>The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to <a href="mailto:phil@verseoftheday.com" rel="nofollow">phil@verseoftheday.com</a>.<hr>&copy; 1998-2021, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the <a href="https://www.heartlight.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Heartlight</a> Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. &copy; 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. | <a href="https://www.heartlight.org/support/privacy.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Privacy Policy</a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/hl-devos-votd/~4/d8U2tBtE2jc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

  • Verse of the Day - Ephesians 1:4-5

    <p>For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.</p><p>&mdash;<a href="https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/niv/Ephesians1.4-5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ephesians 1:4-5</a></p><h4>Thoughts on Today's Verse...</h4><p>God wants us as his holy children. That was his plan for us even before the world began. God paid the huge price of our adoption into his family &#8212; the sacrifice of his Son Jesus. God's motive in doing this? His desire and delight in loving us.</p><h4>My Prayer...</h4><p>Loving Father and Holy God, my words cannot adequately express my thanks for your love and grace. I am honored to be one of your adopted children and want to bring you joy in the way I live. Forgive me for the times I have disappointed you or not lived up to what you desire of me. I want my life to be a holy thanksgiving to you for your grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.</p>The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to <a href="mailto:phil@verseoftheday.com" rel="nofollow">phil@verseoftheday.com</a>.<hr>&copy; 1998-2021, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the <a href="https://www.heartlight.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Heartlight</a> Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. &copy; 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. | <a href="https://www.heartlight.org/support/privacy.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Privacy Policy</a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/hl-devos-votd/~4/6aJCHsyYN84" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

  • Verse of the Day - Acts 1:8

    <p>But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.</p><p>&mdash;<a href="https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/niv/Acts1.8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Acts 1:8</a></p><h4>Thoughts on Today's Verse...</h4><p>God has a plan to reach the world with his grace. We start where we are and reach out to those around us. We then share the story of Jesus with those in our region. Then we reach out and take the gospel all over the world. As we offer ourselves to be used, we also trust that the Holy Spirit's power and presence will go with us.</p><h4>Video Commentary...</h4><p><iframe class="youtube" id="fqrnS9KDAUU" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fqrnS9KDAUU" width="640" height="360" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen style="max-width:100%;"></iframe><p><a href="https://www.heartlight.org/articles/202110/20211023_tg_hear-near-far.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en" target="_blank">ToGather Worship Guide</a> | <a href="http://ToGather.Church" target="_blank">More ToGather Videos</a></p></p><h4>My Prayer...</h4><p>Father, use me to reach those around me with your grace. bless our congregation as we share Jesus with those in our area. Father, I also ask that you bless our outreach efforts world-wide. Please use us to fulfill your plan to reach all nations with the message of Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.</p>The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to <a href="mailto:phil@verseoftheday.com" rel="nofollow">phil@verseoftheday.com</a>.<hr>&copy; 1998-2021, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the <a href="https://www.heartlight.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Heartlight</a> Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. &copy; 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. | <a href="https://www.heartlight.org/support/privacy.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Privacy Policy</a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/hl-devos-votd/~4/vrNM7ep2WoY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

  • Verse of the Day - 2 Timothy 1:7

    <p>For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.</p><p>&mdash;<a href="https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/niv/2Timothy1.7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 Timothy 1:7</a></p><h4>Thoughts on Today's Verse...</h4><p>When we became Christians, Jesus gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; Titus 3:3-7). The Spirit lives in us, making our bodies a Temple (1 Cor. 6:19-20) and blessing us in many ways (Romans 8). We can be courageous people even in the face of attack, criticism, and ridicule because of the Spirit's presence. The fruit that the Spirit produces (Gal. 5:22-23) and the love that the Spirit pours into our heart (Rom. 5:5) do not make us weak. Instead, the Spirit's presence is a powerful force to help us overcome sin (Rom. 8:13) and live self-disciplined lives.</p><h4>My Prayer...</h4><p>Father, thank you for the Spirit's constant presence in my life. Please empower me with even greater courage and strength as I face the daily challenges in my life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.</p>The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to <a href="mailto:phil@verseoftheday.com" rel="nofollow">phil@verseoftheday.com</a>.<hr>&copy; 1998-2021, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the <a href="https://www.heartlight.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Heartlight</a> Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. &copy; 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. | <a href="https://www.heartlight.org/support/privacy.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Privacy Policy</a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/hl-devos-votd/~4/oJVkQIqfvvg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

  • Verse of the Day - 1 Thessalonians 3:12

    <p>May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.</p><p>&mdash;<a href="https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/niv/1Thessalonians3.12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1 Thessalonians 3:12</a></p><h4>Thoughts on Today's Verse...</h4><p>"I'm not sure I can love them any more! My supply of love is gone, my capacity to love is exhausted." Yes, there are times when it seems others will exhaust our ability to love, either because of their need being so great or because of their unwillingness to love in return. How do we go on? We need a community of love; other believers who will support and love us. We need brothers and sisters in Christ who will pray for God to increase our capacity to love. We need to trust that in response to all of our prayers, God will pour more love into our hearts through his everflowing stream of grace, the Holy Spirit (cf. Rom. 5:5). When love is low, don't withdraw or give up. Draw near to God and draw near to his people asking for his grace to help in your time of need (Heb. 4:16).</p><h4>My Prayer...</h4><p>Dear Father, graciously pour your love into my heart and pour your love into the hearts of those in my family and church family. We need your help to love those around us more. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.</p>The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to <a href="mailto:phil@verseoftheday.com" rel="nofollow">phil@verseoftheday.com</a>.<hr>&copy; 1998-2021, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the <a href="https://www.heartlight.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Heartlight</a> Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. &copy; 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. | <a href="https://www.heartlight.org/support/privacy.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Privacy Policy</a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/hl-devos-votd/~4/hvwEW299jJQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

  • Verse of the Day - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    <p>Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.</p><p>&mdash;<a href="https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/niv/2Corinthians1.3-4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 Corinthians 1:3-4</a></p><h4>Thoughts on Today's Verse...</h4><p>We are comforted because we are heartbroken. We are comforted because we need a blessing. We are comforted because God loves us. We are comforted to comfort others. While each of the above statements is true, the last is the most crucial one. There is something about comfort that cannot be fully realized until it is shared with someone else. It is that final step in the healing process of grief, disappointment, hurt, and loss. Until we share the comfort we have received, until we pass it on to another, our comfort is weak and shallow and limited. Comfort &#8212; pass it on!</p><h4>My Prayer...</h4><p>O LORD, God of heaven and earth, Creator of the universe, thank you for knowing my heart, caring about my concerns, and comforting me when I am wounded. Help me to share your grace, mercy, and comfort with someone else today. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.</p>The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to <a href="mailto:phil@verseoftheday.com" rel="nofollow">phil@verseoftheday.com</a>.<hr>&copy; 1998-2021, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the <a href="https://www.heartlight.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Heartlight</a> Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. &copy; 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. | <a href="https://www.heartlight.org/support/privacy.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=devos&utm_content=votd&utm_term=en">Privacy Policy</a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/hl-devos-votd/~4/e0WojaBS4aQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>