#LentChallenge for a “Case of the Mondays”
Before the alarm nudged me fully awake I was overwhelmed by Monday. The weight of the week was already bearing down on me. Today was just one of those Mondays. The kind where you want to roll over and wake up to a different day.
So when today’s #LentChallenge reading was the book of Ephesians, it was pretty much perfect. I love how encouraging Paul is in this book. Most of Paul’s writing throughout the New Testament deals with cleaning up messes and providing clarity (the daily tasks of a great leader). But in Ephesians he reminds us of what’s good.
If your Monday needs a dose of encouragement like mine did, here are a couple of passages to inspire you today:
“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 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”. Ephesians 1:16-18
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19
“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” Ephesians 3:20 The Message
Thank you, Jenni. Each week during our children’s ministry staff meetings, we write notes of thanks to volunteers. I printed these verses off to include in those notes.