"I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 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. 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."—Ephesians 3:16-18
Summertime is the perfect time, for many, to experience new growth and maturity in their spiritual walk with Christ. More leisure time can offer ample moments for devotion and prayer. I hope this month you may allow Him to "make his home" in your very own heart, as you seek to follow hard after our Lord and Savior.
June is also the month to honor our fathers, living and deceased. I, personally, wish to thank God for the joy of having known my dear father as a friend, protector, and spiritual leader. Daddy joined the Church Triumphant on January 9th of this year, and while it is a time of grieving and missing him, I know where he is, without a doubt in my mind—with the Lord who loved him, and gave His life so that my father could experience eternal life in Glory. Dad taught the above quoted verse many times from his church pulpit, and I know its truths impacted many souls for eternity. This is my personal goal, as well . . . that many readers will be touched deeply by the stories I write.
Embrace every precious moment with your dad this Father’s Day. Smile more, share the joy of giving, and spread the Good News, dear friend.