“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.” II Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NLT)
Usually after the worship service a Pastor will give a benediction. It is a blessing pronounced upon the congregation. A blessing meant to help people have faith and hope in their Christian experience until they meet again. Of course, a benediction itself has no magical powers. It is not meant to be a magic chant. Rather, it is an pronouncement of God’s strength, provision and ability to guide and protect us during our mission in this world. Paul wrote many wonderful benedictions. Being so far from the churches that he founded, he would write wonderful blessings in order to bring joy and hope in the Lord for all those he deeply loved. In today’s passage, Paul is pronouncing a blessing of comfort and strength upon the church. Power and strength from God in every good thing that they will do and say. Does this sound like something you would want? Today, let God minister to your heart as you read and apply this benediction to your life. “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.”
Father, thank You for Your love, grace, comfort and hope. I pray that today You would comfort and strengthen me in every good thing I do and say.
AUTHOR :Ambassador Pastor, MICHAEL JOHNNY.
TODAY’S MEDITATION & VIZUALIZATION
I am comforted and strengthened by God
See yourself struggling, in a rut. See yourself frustrated and downcast. Feel the burden. But then you remember to trust in God. You cry out to Him and begin to sense His presence. Feel your mind starting to clear up. Your breath relaxes and a hope begins to well up in your heart. You give your burden to God and He begins to fill your mind with comfort and hope. You get up and for the rest of the day you feel His strength in everything you do and say. Affirm, “I am comforted and strengthened by God
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