There is power in your faith.
It is by your faith that you have been saved.
I have saved you because of your love for me.
I have saved you because of your belief in The One I sent to you.
I have called you and by faith you answered.
I have loved you and by faith you have responded.
My Spirit and joy I’ve sent to you.
Do not break your communion with me.
Seek me daily and I will renew your joy each morning.
Let your love for me continue to grow and you will see me.
The more you love me the better you will know me.
I have not hidden myself from you.
No, in your sin it was you who hid from me.
I called out to you, my beloved, while you were still hiding in your shame.
You answered. You came. You continue to draw near.
You bless me with your nearness.
You honor me with your love.
You glorify me with your faith.
I am your source and now your joy will forever be made complete in me.
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8-9
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