A Week of Strength

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Godprints | 0 comments

During her Mother’s Day sermon on 5/14/17, Stephanie Hogan invited us to (re-)consider the depth of God’s awesome love for YOU, how He chose you, and how He is with you constantly to guide and strengthen you.  God wants to deepen your relationship with Him by molding you into the man or woman He wants you to be; the person He created you to be.

The “scripture reading” for her sermon was a series of 7 passages which talked about God’s special personal relationship with each of us.  In her message, Stephanie challenged us to focus on one of these short passages each day.  Read it, re-read it, maybe even memorize it.  What is God saying to you about your relationship with Him today?

Below are these 7 passages, organized on a day by day basis (click on the drop down box to open it).  Regardless of your starting day, try to dedicate one week where you ponder one of these daily passages each day.


Can one Week make one Strong???


Zephaniah 3:17

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior.

He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears.

He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”


Ephesians 3:14-21

14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,

15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.

16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.

17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.

18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.

19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.


Ephesians 1:4-5

4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.

5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.


Psalm 139:13-14 & 17-18

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!

18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!


Isaiah 49:16

 See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins.


Isaiah 43:1-3a

 1 But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.

2 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

3 For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior… 


John 3:16

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.


Since this is such a familiar verse, here’s a fresh way of looking at it (from The Message):

This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. 


(Except as noted, all quotations are from Holy Bible, New Living Translation ®, copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.)







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