Blessed is the moment when
...at last we learn to live
in the hope that Jesus
...alone in life can give.
His blood alone can cover
...every vile and wretched thought.
His supernatural sacrifice
...has cleansed our every spot.
Jesus’ resurrection power
...that freed Him from the grave
is sufficient in its working
...to unchain every slave.
The Spirit that He sent us
...works in us our Father’s will
and all He asks of us His own
...is that we trust Him and be still.
“Cease your striving!” the Master says.
...“You could not save your soul,
but turned from sin to trust My Son
...so I could make you whole!”
And as we learned we are not saved
...because we earned the right,
we also find that fruits that last
...come only through His might.
So it is, we must take up prayer
...and learn to read His Word.
We learn “abiding” fills us with
...the very power of our Lord.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him Who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. – John 15:4-5 ESV