Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Colossians-What Christians should do?

I continue to strive towards the prize: I pray all the time for God's wisdom and will.  Today I read the verse that is perfect for me: "asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.  And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the the Lord and may please him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all the power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light."

Praise the Lord! Lord I do ask that you would fill me with your knowledge so that I would live a life that is of worth to you.  I want everything that I do, "do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (3:17) In order for me to live this life Lord, please remove the "things" that are holding me back: anger, rage malice, slander, and filthy language from my lips, and keep me from speaking lies.  Instead, as your word says, change these things to "compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." (3:12) I want to forgive as you forgave me and to love everyone.  I pray that I can be the wife that you have called me to be and submit to my husband because he is the head of our home.  Let me honor him, as I am honoring you.  In the same way, Lord, please help my husband to love me and not to be harsh and my children to be obedient.  I want my husband and children to yearn for you, giving you glory in everything that they do.  During this time, I especially pray for Wayne and I to be parents that lift our children up and do not tear them down.  Give us the encouragement and love to do all these things.  Doing all these things for your glory we will receive an inheritance from you as a reward (3:24).  I deserve nothing, but yet you have giving me everything.  You are my Prince of Peace, my Lord of Lords.  I praise you my King.  I lift my petitions to you in the name of your wonderful Son-Jesus. Amen.

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