3 ways to get page your problems.
In these verses lie the secret work of the Christian. If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1-2 Things on the earth have been...
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Throughout scripture, God’s “right hand” is the symbol of His power, His protection, His love and His grace. Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness. Psalm 48:10 Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of...
Four truths to get you through a hard season.
Four verses ago, the Apostle Paul asked If with Christ you died… Now, in Colossians 3:1, the opposite: If then you have been raised with Christ… The dying and the raising. We must see both to follow our Lord. The dying part, we know. We ache. We grieve. On a thousand anything-but-Good Fridays, we have...
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It’s easy to get bogged down in the middle and forget where you started. Two chapters and 17 months into The Colossians Project, and the Apostle Paul still sits by the lamplight in a house prison in Rome, pouring out his heart in Spirit-soaked sentences, writing truth for the insignificant people of the church...
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This verse changes everything. “If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations…” Colossians 2:20 As if you were still alive in the world. Last I checked, I thought I was. At least after a few...
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We want to change — to grow — in a moment. If only we could find the right truth — the big idea — the perfect solution — we’d become Who We Were Meant To Be. Something to know, in this age of instant: Truth is rarely viral. It does not often spread like wildfire....
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Take it from someone who wrote ads for years: The first step in advertising isn’t selling. It’s creating dissatisfaction. If you don’t think you have a problem that needs fixing, there’s no reason for you to act on a solution. In the 1970s, the average person might have been exposed to 500 advertising messages...
Stop listening to critics.
I entertain an enemy every day. And you do, too, without even noticing it. He demands control of our work, our parenting, our food, our love; he requires an account of how we spend our hours. His thoughts shape our calendars, his laugh rings loudest, his words echo longest. Who is this uninvited companion?...