06/07 Colossians 1:11-12
11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, 12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.
We spend time with Jesus, we read God’s Word and we grow in Christ. As we grow in Christ we are equipped to deal with our fears and anxieties. He will fill us with His peace, He will fill us to overflowing with His joy and we will not fear the present or future. We will be able to stand in the hour of temptation and focus on what Jesus is telling us. Obey Him. Spend time with Him. Get to know Him better and your life will be a constant overflowing of His love and concern for those around you. He will use you as His hands and feet. Jesus is Lord.
06/06 Colossians 1:9-10
9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
Pray for each other. Pray for the lost. Pray for the sick and infirm. Pray for the poor. We are to pray for everyone we know and by doing this we are intimately involved in the spiritual well-being of the world and we ourselves are growing in Christ as we know Him and know Him better.
06/05 Colossians 1:8
8 He has told us about the love for others that the Holy Spirit has given you.
We are children of God and as such we belong to Jesus, live our lives focused on Jesus and are committed to loving one another. Not just those who are loveable but in fact and especially the unlovable. We are our brothers and sisters keeper.
06/04 Colossians 1:7
7You learned about the Good News from Epaphras, our beloved co-worker. He is Christ’s faithful servant, and he is helping us on your behalf.
Sharing the Good News is something we all can do. We simply tell others what Jesus has done in our life. When we focus on Christ and live as He calls us to live others will ask us how we can live the kind of life we are living. The world is a place of darkness and failure whereas in Christ we live in a world of light that is filled with hope and peace. Jesus is Lord.
06/03 Colossians 1:6
6 This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.
It is true that we are only one generation from paganism in society but it is also true that the Holy Spirit is confronting the world with the claims of Christ and that Jesus is avidly seeking the lost that they might be saved. I want to share the Gospel that was given to me and am reminded that Jesus said on the day of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem if His followers were quietened even the rocks would cry out. Share the Gospel for it is God’s GOOD NEWS to mankind.
06/02 Colossians 1:3-5
3 We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, 5 which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News.
It is key aspect of our faith that we begin our eternal journey now when we become His child and that journey continues forever. We are progressing in the Christian life to become more like Jesus until the day we stand before Him in heaven and live together with Him face to face forever. However bad or difficult life is remember it is going to improve for we are Children of God forever.
06/01 Colossians 1:1-2
1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. 2 We are writing to God’s holy people in the city of Colosse, who are faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. May God our Father give you grace and peace.
We need His grace and His peace. Paul was serious about this. His prayers certainly give us wisdom as we think about how we should pray. The Lord pours out His grace (giving us what we need and cannot earn) upon us bountifully every day. Without His grace none of us would succeed. With His grace in Christ we have everything we need to function as His servant and in addition He gives us His peace-His assurance of His presence. Thank you Lord
5/31 1 Corinthians 14:33
33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.
When everyone is talking and there is complete disorder so much so that one cannot hear a hello this is not of the Lord. Our God is a God of order and orderliness. Love the Lord and love His people.
5/30 Romans 14:17-19
17 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. 19 So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.
We are called to love one another and to be an encourager. We focus on Jesus and listen to Him and care for those around us. Love one another because Jesus loves you.
5/29 John 14:27
27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
Jesus conquers our fear. Focus your mind and heart on Christ and He will give you peace that passes understanding and it will set your soul, your heart at ease. Jesus is our peace.