the power of a preposition

Oh Lord, save me FROM myself, BY Your grace, THROUGH Your Son, Jesus, FOR Your good purposes.  Help me to be IN the world but not OF the world, let Your Holy Spirit reign IN me and OVER me, walk WITH me THROUGH my trials,  may I rest UNDER the shelter OF Your protective wings, may I abide IN You and You IN me.

I think two of my favorite prepositions are “IN” and “WITH”.

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is IN you is greater than the one who is IN the world.”  (1 John 4:4)

Jesus told us to, “Abide IN Me, and I will abide IN you.  No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must abide IN the vine.”  (John 15:4)

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ IN you, the hope of glory.”   (Colossians 1:27)

“You will keep IN perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts IN You.”  (Isaiah 26:3)

”  . . . for IN You my soul takes refuge.  I will take refuge IN the shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed.”   (Psalm 57:1)

“Yet I am always WITH You; You hold me by my right hand.  You guide me WITH Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory.”  (Psalm 73:23-24)

“So do not fear, for I am WITH you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.”  (Isaiah 41:10)

”  . . . Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be WITH you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:9)

“If anyone loves Me, he will obey My teaching.  My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home WITH him.”  (John 14:23)

the last thing Jesus said to His disciples was, “And surely I am WITH you always, to the very end of the age.”   (Matthew 28:20)

Christ IN me and Christ WITH me!  Two truths revealed through the power of the preposition.

“But now IN Christ Jesus you who once were FAR away have been brought NEAR THROUGH the blood of Christ.”  (Ephesians 2:13)

what truly, astoundingly good news this is!

sincerely,    Grace Day

 

 

 

 

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