As we’ve learned, Paul was once Saul – a non-believer. But his acceptance of Christ changed him from the inside out. Look what was accomplished with that change! After my acceptance of Christ, I wish I could say I made immediate, life-altering changes – but I didn’t. It took a little while for my life to look different. But, thankfully, my life did eventually take on a completely different “look”.
Interestingly, it wasn’t because I felt I HAD to make a change, but Christ in me changed my desires.
Coll 2: 6-7 tells us:
“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.”
I am SO thankful! We have Him in us – what a gift!! We can hold tightly to our knowledge that He will give us the strength we need. Do not count on yourself to stand strong alone – call on what you know to be true – call on Christ for strength when needed.
Col 2:8 states “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”
Our world is in such turmoil – it’s constant. It is critical that we hold firm to the truth. It’s not often popular to apply Biblical truth to any situation that arises, but nothing will give you a clearer picture of the direction we should be headed. Being in the word definitely helps us, as believers, decipher what is true. God is ALWAYS good. Not always easy to understand, not always nice (by today’s standards) but He is ALWAYS good and we can trust Him.
Father God, thank you for giving me a clear way to understand what is right and what is true. I know we can always trust you – and that knowledge brings peace in a world that is often not peaceful. Help us remember to rely on you and your Word, and for us to just remember that you are the creator of this world – the beginning and the end – and you couldn’t love us more. Amen