Friday, December 07, 2007

Colossians 1-4

There is much pain surrounding us...within us.....for this reason I for the glory of God and the benefit of others HAVE to focus on Him and His word.....

Colossian 1: 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Really all of Colossians today got deeply into my heart, sitting in my chair with my husband...not wanting to go into the world.....For Will and Brenda and Don and a myriad of others that He knows even if we don't.

4 comments:

holy chaos said...

you are so right
there is so much pain...
it has hit close to home this year

STACY'S TRIP said...

I can't wait to meet you tomorrow. I love your peace.
Stacy

Jenn said...

one of my favorite scriptures...

the_burning_bush said...

"he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves"

I remember reading this when I was 12 years old and figured 'the dominion of darkness' was some strange, metaphysical place.

When I think of the times I have been distant from God, I say to myself, "That is exactly the place He has rescued me from!"

Thanks for your post, bjk.