Tuesday, August 20, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Day 16

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 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.                                         Colossians 1:9-14

This morning I want to remind you to never stop growing and knowing in your relationship with Jesus.  Jesus has rescued us from the rule and reign of darkness and has brought us into the rule and reign of Jesus, the light of the world where there is freedom and forgiveness.  This is God’s will for our lives.  But we must keep learning in order to keep living in this kingdom.  It’s not that God gives up on us but that we often give up on God because we quit pursuing Him.  The better we know Him the deeper His love, the higher His hope and the wiser His faith will be in us. The stronger our faith the bigger our hope and the greater our love.  God has chosen for us to love, live and laugh.  The closer we get and stay to Him the further He takes us in this life.  Jesus lived large so that we could too.  That’s a life that is worthy of the Lord.

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