Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Let's continue with Colossians

Colossians 1

14God has purchased our freedom with his blood and has forgiven all our sins.

I have spoken with two friends this week that have desperate situations. As I listen to them talk and explain all the things going on in their home, I feel hopeless. Even as I pray I wonder how on earth to pray? How can I pray for something that seems impossible? My flesh longs to tell these women to run and never look back, but the spirit tells me to believe for the impossible. Just yesterday as I spoke to one of these precious women on the phone I said, "This is why we need a Savior! This is what the blood of Jesus is all about!" And this morning as I read today's passage I found this scripture.He purchased our freedom with His blood! Do we really believe that? Do we really believe when we are in the midst of being in our own prison that our freedom is really there? It's times likes these that we learn what the blood of Jesus is all about! When we are in need, when things look hopeless, that's when our Savior comes in and changes everything. That's the WHOLE reason He died on the cross! He died to set us free, free from everything! It may seem impossible, it may seem like everything is DEAD, but during those times we have to focus on the blood, the blood of Jesus! No matter what it is, the blood is there for you.

23But you must continue to believe this truth and stand in it firmly. Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News.

How can I stand firmly in the truth? Just a thought.

28So everywhere we go, we tell everyone about Christ. We warn them and teach them with all the wisdom God has given us, for we want to present them to God, perfect[f] in their relationship to Christ. 29I work very hard at this, as I depend on Christ's mighty power that works within me.

Everywhere I go, everywhere I go, everywhere I go! Everywhere I go, I MUST share.

4 comments:

momteacherfriend said...

9For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

This is my prayer for myself and each of you. I think we are seeing some good fruit in the lives of those who are doing this study...keep reading.

V. said...

I'm so busy crying today that it was hard to pull out something...I pray because I want relief, then I pray because I want God's will, then I pray because I'm afraid I might know what God's will entails and I'm afraid of that path...

make sense? probably not. Just pray that somehow God drop a supernatural roadmap into our lives . I am trying to spend my day in Joy and praise and that is hard...

21 You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of him, giving him trouble every chance you got. 22 But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God's side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence. 23 You don't walk away from a gift like that! You stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted. There is no other Message - just this one.

Sarah H. said...

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light

Great words Amanda.

We're saints, and we're sharing. The pain, the struggles, the joy, the blessings.

May we always walk encouraging each other.

Kellie said...

Great Sarah H. I love that we are sharing the pain and struggles along with the good stuff. Many times I see that if we want to be seen as spiritual people we only talk about the good. But we need to follow Paul's and King Solomon's (Ecclesiastes)example.

I love how Paul writes with authority. He encourages with boldness. So many times I hold my tounge because I feel that if I speak the words that are in my head I might be wrong, or I may be being proud, or that I am compeating for status with GOD and only HE can reveal the thought to the other person (that I have no right).

I don't speak for fear of not communicating my thoughts correctly, but they may not be my thoughts they are GOD'S and HE is asking me to be HIS messenger. I need to believe that if I die to self I will not be speaking it will be the HOLY SPIRIT.

Thanks for continuing with Colossians.