Thanks again for joining us as we walk through the book of Colossians this summer. For this week’s post, I loved having Jennifer Landrith with me to talk through how she has been “strengthened with all power according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” What a testimony!
I know many of you are going through difficult circumstances or dealing with difficult people, as well. In this week’s video, we break down the truths in Colossians 1:9-14 in hopes that you might be encouraged to hang in through trying times.
Check out our brief video discussion below and then follow-up by reading further down some expanded commentary and tips for the week ahead.
Woo! That’s good stuff.
In these verses, we learn the importance of specific prayer. Paul said that “he had not ceased to pray” for the Colossians. If we want to find strength, prayer must become a discipline in our lives.
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Paul prayed specifically that they would be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding so that they would:
- Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord
- Be fully pleasing to Him
- Bearing fruit in every good work
- Increasing in the knowledge of God
Being filled with the knowledge of God’s will doesn’t just happen; the Bible is God’s living Word to us! (Heb 4: 12) The more we read God’s word, the more we learn about Him and His ways.
God has qualified us through Christ to share in His inheritance. We didn’t earn this inheritance- we just have to receive it by believing through faith in Christ. Amazing! But even more amazing is that “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have REDEMPTION, the FORGIVENESS of SINS!”
I’m sorry, did we get that? We have been RESCUED and taken from darkness to light – from slavery to freedom – from guilt to forgiveness! That is a BIG DEAL!
Remember this week that you are a saint! Ladies, let’s live like it by walking in “power according to His glorious might”!
Here are some action steps for this week:
1. Read through the entire book of Colossians. It’s only 4 chapters.
2. Memorize Colossians 1:11-12. Or for those who are over-achievers, memorize the first chapter of Colossians! You can do it.
Let’s get some discussion going this week on these passages. If you have questions or want to share something God is teaching you, use the comment section below. Also, please post to your FB wall or tweet so that others can join us in this study!