Well it is about time that I start blogging again, it is quite overdue! The Lord speaks to me so clearly through passages in His word, and I NEED to write them down and share with everyone! So this morning it's in the book of Colossians. Which is an amazing book if I might add. But the small verse that I am camping on today is Colossians 4:12. In the message it goes on to say: "praying that you'll stand firm, mature and confident in everything God wants you to do." I know, SUPER small right? But sometimes those verses are the ones that can teach us the most! Like one of my previous blogs entitled "Love Like That," which I actually got as my very first tattoo in the beginning of July! THAT'S how much of an impact it had on me. And now every time I look at my foot I think of the CRAZY unconditional love that Jesus has for us, and no matter how undeserving we are He continues to love us selflessly..expecting absolutely nothing in return. I personally want that to be my goal for the rest of my life-to TRY and love like that!!!! Anyways (=, back to Colossians..When we are in tune with God, He makes it very clear exactly what He wants us to do in each season. Just enough information and light for the step your on, so that you can take it step by step and really make sure that what you're doing is in allignment with His will. But sometimes we find it hard to do what He is asking of us..which is weird because I know and believe so strongly that when we do the outcome is more than we can even imagine. His blessings for us are countless. Our flesh always gets in the way, our emotions try and take over and we act and react off of them too often..Why is it SO hard to put what we want or what we think we want aside and focus on what HE wants for us! It's so much better than we could even imagine for ourselves! And through my experience and some of the things I am going through, I have realized that when we go off of our emotions we tend to settle..because maybe it's comfortable or we think that's all we really deserve. BUT IT'S NOT! THAT'S the thing!!!!!! He wants to give us SOOO much more, a much more fulfilling life and He wants to surround us with people that push us to be better, not people that bring us down, or don't appreciate us for the gems we are. So as we hear and know what the Lord wants from us, I pray that we can "stand firm, mature and confident in everything God wants [us] to do." And in Him we have the strength to do it.
Colossians 1:9 in the Message says "We pray that you'll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us."
And that's it, I pray you have the strength to stand firm and the wisdom to know that there is a life filled with countless blessings waiting for you. Why not step into that life now, what are you waiting for?
Until next time, I'll be "loving like that", like Jesus loves(=