Monday, November 22, 2010
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,
continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him,
strengthened in the faith you were taught and overflowing
in thankfulness” Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)
Paul tells the church at Colosse to stay in Christ- to live stable lives, to add to them His teachings, and to become fortified by the faith they were taught, saturated to the maximum with thanksgiving.
The apostle speaks to us, as well. When we invite Christ into our hearts, we are tp to live for Him. Our lives become showcases for others to see Jesus.
Our extra time, beyond working and caring for our families, should be spent studying God’s Word. We would see our faith grow if we practiced this daily. And our hearts would be full, completely full and overflowing with thanksgiving and praise.
Thanksgiving comes from a heart full of His love and blessings. We should spend time in thanking Him for His kindness toward us.
In my writing for Him, I try to communicate that there is always something for which to give thanks, no matter how I feel physically or emotionally.
1.) Sunshine 6.) God will be with me.
2.) Fall Foliage 7.) He will guide me.
3.) God’s presence 8.) He will keep me safe.
4.) Praying People 9.) He answers prayer.
5.) Close Friends 10.) He provides for us.
I have to practice this overflowing with thanksgiving in my daily life as well as in my writing.