If you’ve decided to follow Jesus, you are a new creation. Praise God for sending His Son! As believers, our lives take on a new direction. The distractions of this world are merely obstacles we navigate around as we seek to move closer to Jesus each day.
“Live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10
Believers are no longer a part of this world. Believers have been transported to the kingdom of God and are traveling on a journey with a glorious ending.
“He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.” Colossians 1:13
Walking with Jesus brings believers into an intimate relationship with God.
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” Colossians 2:9
When we push this world aside and focus our lives on the teachings of Jesus, we have found our place in God’s kingdom.
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1
Love is the fuel that powers our every step in the kingdom of God. Love for God and love for our neighbor.
“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:14
When we rest our existence in the love that God provides, we find peace.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” Colossians 3:15
It is our adherence to the Word of God and our devotion to His message that transports our spirit to the heavens.
“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly.” Colossians 3:16
All that we do as believers is magnified many times when we gather together in worship.
“Teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit.” Colossians 3:16
When we come together to share God’s love, we are filled with the spiritual energy needed to travel out into the world and continue sharing that love with others – serving God by serving others.
“Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:24
If you’ve decided to follow Jesus, you are a new creation. Praise God for sending His Son! Let His light shine through you as you go about your day. Keep your mind focused on His teaching and keep your heart filled with His love. May you and those around you be greatly blessed.
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