Carve the very nature, the very heart of Jesus into me, Lord
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“In His great mercy He has given us new birth
INTO A LIVING HOPE through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
INTO AN INHERITANCE that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you” (v 3-4 NIV)
Thanks, Father, for this brand new life that You gave me through Jesus, made possible when You raised Him from the dead.
Thanks for what You have in store for me in eternity. Thanks that I’ll get to live in Your presence in a body that’s completely new and whole.
“PURE GOLD PUT IN THE FIRE COMES OUT OF IT proved PURE;
GENUINE FAITH PUT THROUGH THIS SUFFERING COMES OUT proved genuine.
When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold that God will have on display as evidence of His victory.” (v 7 MSG)
Thanks, Lord, for the times You test my faith. Thanks for making it strong and genuine. Keep it up, no matter what it takes. Make me just like Jesus. Amen.