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Colossians

Colossians 3:23

  

Discernment

Colossians 3:17

We all face situations where we don’t know which way we should turn, how we should respond, or what the correct answer is.

A good question to start with is this: Can I do this in Jesus’ name?

Because If God isn’t being glorified and His name isn’t being well represented, then you need to find a different solution.

Heart Matters

Colossians 3:16

Jeremiah 17:9

Do you trust in the feelings of your heart?

Or do you trust in the Word hid within it?

Choose Jesus every time.

Living With Gratitude

Colossians 3:17

Psalm 84:10

Have you surrendered yourself to the calling The Lord has put on your life?

Or have you balked at the job that He has lined up for you…thinking that maybe you’re not qualified, maybe you feel overqualified?

Go with what The Lord has laid out for you. Be grateful that He would entrust you with accomplishing His work. Know this: all jobs given by The Lord are a reflection of God’s love and acceptance of you. Even if you’re a doorkeeper, like the psalmist speaks of, you’re still in the family of God, you’ve been separated from the world. You have reason to rejoice.

Dedicate yourself to being your best version of what God has called you to be.

Live the Word

Psalm 27:8

In Ephesians Paul is divinely led to write about “praying always for the saints”. In his letter to the Colossians we read that he actually prayed for the people without ceasing.

Paul had taken the message from God to heart. He didn’t just write it down and forget about it. He applied it to his life.

Make sure your bible reading is more than a habit. Read it. Meditate on it. And then apply it to your life.

Equal Opportunity

Colossians 1:3

Queen Esther needed prayer. She was going before her husband, the king on behalf of her people, the Jews. She called upon them to pray for her.

They did.

The important thing to note here is that neither the queen nor the Jewish people allowed pride to stand in the way of their relationship.

Queen Esther could’ve thought herself too good to have to call upon the common Jewish people for prayer.

But she didn’t.

The people could’ve become jealous and turned on the queen. They could’ve decided that she was too good for their prayers.

But they didn’t.

The queen and the people didn’t allow their social statuses get in the way of their need for each others support.

Within the family of God there are many different people. Some are rich. Some are poor. Some are highly successful. Some are struggling. Some have been serving Jesus for decades others have just been reborn. No matter what their status each person can benefit from another Christians prayers. We are called to lift one another up, regardless of how well or poorly we think they might be doing. Pray for your fellow Christians. Don’t allow worldly success or failures affect your prayers.

God isn’t a respecter of persons. We shouldn’t be either.

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