Strengthened in the Faith

Colossians 2 6-7

 

Verse of the Day:  Colossians 2:6-7

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

 

As believers in Christ we must strive for spiritual maturity. We cannot grow without first being tested. If we are rooted in Christ, when trials come our faith will be made stronger when we trust in the Lord and continue to be thankful for His goodness and mercy in all situations.

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Enjoy Life

Ecclesiastes 3 12

 

Verse of the Day:  Ecclesiastes 3:12

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.

 

God has given you the gift of life and He wants you to be happy and enjoy it.  Spend time doing things that make you happy with the people you love.  Do good for others and enjoy the blessings of God with a thankful heart.

Devote Yourselves to Prayer

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Verse of the Day:  Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

 

One of the ways to build your relationship with God is to spend time with Him in prayer.  It is the most personal way to experience God but often we forget, are too busy, lack spiritual discipline or are just plain too lazy to pray, but prayer is too important to neglect. Come to God with praise and thanksgiving, confess your sins and bring your requests to Him. Pray about anything and everything. Nothing is too big or too small for God. The important thing is to dedicate time each and every day to talk with the Lord and to listen to what He has to say to you.

A Cheerful Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

 

You can choose to be worried and miserable or you can choose to trust God and be happy.  The way to a cheerful heart begins in giving thanks to God in every situation. You can always find something to be thankful for even if you have to look a little harder.

Devote Yourselves to Prayer

Colossians 4 2.jpg

 

Verse of the Day:  Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

 

One of the ways to build your relationship with God is to spend time with Him in prayer.  Dedicate time each and every day to talk with the Lord and to listen to what He has to say to you.  Praise Him for all that He is and thank Him for his love and mercy and for the gift of salvation.

A Joyful Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine.

 

Feeling joy in ordinary things isn’t as hard as it seems.  To find joy in your life focus on the good and be grateful for what you have. It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy.   Give thanks to the Lord for in his presence is fullness of joy.

Worry or Worship    

philippians 4 6

 

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

 

Whatever it is that worries you whether it’s spiritual, physical, for yourself or for someone else bring it to God in prayer.  Humbly come before your heavenly Father with a sincere heart and lay your burdens, your worries and your cares at His feet. Thank Him for what He’s done for you in the past, thank Him for hearing your prayer in the present and thank Him in advance for answering your prayer in the future. Come to Him with an honest heart, tell Him how you feel and what you need.  He already knows, but He wants to hear it from you.