Ephesians 1.20-22 God set Christ on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything.
Ephesians 1.11-12 Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
Galatians 5.22 When we live God's way, he brings gifts into our lives. wow! you have chosen to completely trust God with your life, taking every bit of his way as yours, and he has brought the awesome gift of healing into your life! thank you Lord! you have made the best decision to live God's way, letting go of having your own way and trusting him for everything, every part and parcel of your life - and he has brought and continues to bring gifts into your life! you have exuberance about life, PEACE and security, he has developed in you a willingness to stick with things, finding yourself in loyal commitments. the lord has flooded your life with his gifts because you have trusted completely in him, especially letting him run your whole family, your life, your everything. the lord has made sure that YOU DON'T NEED TO FORCE YOUR WAY IN LIFE, and you are ABLE TO MARSHAL AND DIRECT YOUR ENERGIES WISELY (vv.22-23)!
Galatians 3.11,13-14 The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him. Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. Because of that, the air is cleared and blessing is present and available. We are all able to receive God's life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing.
Galatians 3.5 The God who lavishly provides you with his own presence, his Holy Spirit, working things in your lives you could never do for yourselves, does these things because you trust him to do them in you.
2 Corinthians 13.3-4 You'll get the full force of Christ, don't think you won't. He was sheer weakness and humiliation when he was killed on the Cross, but oh, he's alive now-in the mighty power of God!
2 Corinthians 12.9-10 Christ's strength moves in on your weakness. So take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut you down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. Just let Christ take over! And so the weaker you get, the stronger you become.
2 Corinthians 8.9-11 You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ. Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us So the best thing you can do right now is to finish what you started and not let those good intentions grow stale. Your heart's been in the right place all along. You've got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it.
2 Corinthians 5.16-17 We don't judge people by what they have or how they look. We look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. A new life burgeons!
2 Corinthians 5.5,14 The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what's ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we'll never settle for less. His love has the first and last word in everything we do.
2 Corinthians 4.16 We're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.
2 Corinthians 1.20-22 Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.