Last night as a lot of life's hopes, dreams, worries, and lack of my own strength were going through my head. This song came to mind:
My life is in You, Lord,
My strength is in You, Lord
My hope is in You, Lord
In You, it's in You (Repeat)
I will praise You with all of my heart.
I will praise You with all of my hope.
With all of my life, and all of my strength.
All of my hope is in You.
I needed to remember my source and my focus. I also needed to count my blessings to my Father. My Blessings: Love and support of family and friends, good health, a lovely house, new healthy babies from family and friends, and I could go on. Last night I felt lead to share my reminder, and that in this busy life some times we just need to remember where our hope and strength really comes from. I encourage you to count your blessings below, and if you feel comfortable leave prayer requests. I also ask that you pray for your fellow brothers and sisters as Paul encouraged in the New Testament for us to do.
Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for Christians everywhere, I have never stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people. I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe in him. This is the same power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else in this world or in the world to come. And God has put all things under the authority of Christ, and he gave him this authority for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is filled by Christ, who fills everything everywhere with his presence.