We read another letter of Paul's in Colossians 1-4. It's another good book in the Bible under our belts after today. This one echoes some of the same sentiments for Christian households that Paul mentions in Ephesians. Paul is also reminding believers to pay attention in our faith, so we do not get distracted by our own ways and traditions that keep us from Christ.
Christ is at the core of our faith as believers. As Christians, we are always a work in progress. First, we believe. That's a blessing in and of itself. After that, we all have an opportunity to realize the spiritual fullness we can have in Christ.
9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
The real question is always, how much of myself, my life, will I give to Christ? Where in my life do I still have some work to do in order to let go, relinquish my control, and let God take over? Paul encourages me (and you),
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Christ is over everything I know and everything I don't know. He is power and authority. If you're afraid of messing up when you try to live your life for Him, you are not alone. Me too.
How do we deal with our fears and insecurities? Prayer, prayer, prayer and thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord!
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
A prayer for today-
Thank you for sending Christ to walk with me in my faith everyday. Help me hear the voice of Your Holy Spirit at work in me as I try to serve you in all that I do. Forgive me for messing up often. Help me to be watchful and recognize when I need to turn to You for more direction. Be with me and all of those on my heart today, Lord, and fill us with the courage and strength we need to do the good works You have prepared for us.
In the name of Jesus I pray,