Open The Eyes Of My Heart
For this reason, because I have heard of
your faith in the Lord Jesus and
your love toward all the saints,
I do not cease to give thanks for you,
remembering you in my prayers,
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom
and of revelation in the knowledge of Him,
having the eyes of your hearts enlightened,
that you may know what is the hope
to which He has called you,
what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,
and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power
toward us who believe, according to
the working of His great might.
May the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit
you may abound in hope.
Through Him we have also obtained access
by faith into this grace in which we stand,
and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me,
"My grace is sufficient for you,
for My power is made perfect in weakness."
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly
of my weaknesses, so that
the power of Christ may rest upon me.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
But when the goodness and loving kindness
of God our Saviour appeared, He saved us,
not because of works done by us in righteousness,
but according to His own mercy,
by the washing of regeneration
and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
whom He poured out on us richly
through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
so that being justified by His grace
we might become heirs according to
the hope of eternal life.
I love you, O LORD, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
The cords of death encompassed me;
the torrents of destruction assailed me;
the cords of Sheol entangled me;
the snares of death confronted me.
In my distress, I called upon the LORD;
to my God I cried for help.
From His temple He heard my voice,
and my cry to Him reached His ears.
When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
The LORD has done great things for them.
The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Your steadfast love, O LORD,
extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness to the clouds.
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night,
shall not cease.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
He made the moon to mark the seasons;
the sun knows its time for setting.
Build My Life
"Everyone then who hears these words of Mine
and does them will be like a wise man
who built his house on the rock.
And the rain fell, and the floods came,
and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did
not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
And everyone who hears these words of Mine
and does not do them will be like a foolish man
who built his house on the sand.
And the rain fell, and the floods came,
and the winds blew and beat against that house,
and it fell, and great was the fall of it."
1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God given to me,
like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation,
and someone else is building upon it.
Let each one take care how he builds upon it.
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see in a mirror dimly,
but then face to face.
Now I know in part;
then I shall know fully,
even as I have been fully known.
Therefore they are before the throne of God,
and serve Him day and night in His temple;
and He who sits on the throne will shelter them
with His presence.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and He will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
"If you walk in My statutes and
observe My commandments and do them,
then I will give you your rains in their season,
and the land shall yield its increase,
and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Your threshing shall last
to the time of the grape harvest,
and the grape harvest shall last
to the time for sowing.
And you shall eat your bread to the full
and dwell in your land securely."
"Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying,
'Thus you shall bless the people of Israel:
you shall say to them,
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make His face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace.'"
"I will make my dwelling among you,
and My soul shall not abhor you.
And I will walk among you and will be your God,
and you shall be My people."