Pop Pop Epistle # 104 – May the 1st
The past two years I have done May the 5th and May the 9th installments in this series. This year I want to share some May the 1st blessings that I am praying for you.
May the 1st verse of Psalm 23 encourage your soul as you are reminded of the Lord’s care and provision for you and that He will supply all your needs.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.
May the 1st verse of Romans 5 reassure you as you ponder what it means to be justified by faith and find your confidence in the cross.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
May the 1st verse of Romans 12 motivate you towards daily surrender and to see your life as a sacrificial offering to the Lord who as mercifully saved you.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
May the 1st verse of 2 Corinthians 5 fortify you when life is hard knowing that we are “not living for the dot but for the line” that stretches into eternity.
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
May the 1st verse of Ephesians 5 energize you to pattern the things you do and the things that you say after King Jesus as you remember just how much the Lord loves you.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
May the 1st verse of Hebrews 12 fuel you with determination and resolve as you consider all those who have gone before you and are even now cheering you on to stand firm in the faith and pursue Christlikeness with all diligence.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…
Never forget that you are very loved.