Z for Zoe

Z for Zoe

Grace & Peace to you!  Grace & Peace is Paul’s message to the Ephesians & now almost 2000 years later to us.  Why?

We were created for relationship with God & with people.

We were created to live full, rich , purposeful lives.

We were caged, unable to be & do  all that we were designed to be & do.

Grace & Peace Frees Us  To Live With Passion-Purpose-Peace

 

Ephesians 5:8

For Though Your Heart Was Once
Filled With Darkness,
Now You Are Full of Light
From The Lord.
Your Life  Shows It
This Light Within You Produces
Only What Is Good & Right &True.

Zoe

Zoe is the greek word for life.  We are called to zoe!

We are called to live full, rich purposeful lives.

Zoe is the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animated

Zoe is meant to be an absolute fullness of life which belongs to God &  empowered by  Him .

It is life that is  real and genuine. An active and vigorous life, devoted to God.

It is a blessed life proportionate to our trust in Jesus.

It starts on earth but is meant to last forever.

Passion-Purpose-Peace

Passion is putting more energy into something than is required to do it.

Passion  is more than just enthusiasm or excitement.

Passion is ambition that is materialized into action .

Passion  puts as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as is possible.

 

Purpose is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

 

Peace is  freedom from disturbance;  a quiet/tranquility, mental calm,  the cessation of war or violence,  the freedom from  disorder, dispute or dissension.

Peace is freedom from anxiety.

Making  peace means to  re-establish friendly relations. We have  friendship with God, others & ourselves.

Passion- Purpose- Peace

Are

Gifts From God.

They Are  The  Expression  Of Grace.

They Demonstrate God’s  Active  Involvement

With Us  Moment by Moment

Grace  Supply’s Everything

We Need For Life & Godliness
2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has given us everything we need for life & godliness through our knowledge of him who has called us by his own glory & goodness. (NIV)

As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory & goodness (NLT)

Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally & intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! (MSG)

Grace
•    Grace is the active expression of God’s Love.
•    Grace empowers us to choose rightly in what seem to be the most choiceless of situations.
•    It does not and will not determine that choice.
•    Grace influences our innermost being,
•    Grace brings our character into agreement with the very character of God
•    This is an intimate acquaintance of our will with God’s will; our spirit with God’s Spirit
•    It is a miracle of God’s presence perfecting our personal transformation.
•    Grace is freedom that conforms us from within.
•    Legalism is bondage that constrains us from without

God’s Secret Plan

God had a secret plan .  A plan made by the Father & Jesus before the world was even created. A plan dependent on Jesus’ coming to earth.

The plan would take dead people & raise them from the dead along with Christ Jesus .

You  Are God’s Masterpiece .
He  Created You  Anew
To Do The Good Things
He Planned For You long ago.

You Are Uncaged !
You Are Set Free!

 

Set free to become all that you were designed to be and do.

Set free to live with passion, purpose & peace

Set free to zoe –  live a full rich life  empowered by Holy Spirit.

Grace & PeaceGrace & Peace

To You

Loved, Chosen

Adopted

Masterpiece of God!

Live Free

 

Virtually yours

linda

 

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