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The Book of Colossians :) Just one of God affirmations for our journey in Christ…

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Colossians 2:4-5 
4 Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. 5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Did you ever notice, that in many of the scriptures that God uses to encourage us, there are often, too, an admonitions to be sure we are no deceived?

 Like Eve, the Father warns us here not to be swayed by persuasive words. I find this one personal. He is not warning us against the disparaging things the world says to and about us, or that others say to harm and control us. He is warning against persuasive words, complements of the world and others, that lead us to a place in us that is dripping with pride.

Romans 12: 2

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

We must check these persuasive wordsagainst the Word of God. We must give all accolades to the Lord Jesus, it is His power alone that allows us to do good works.

Colossians 2:5b

yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.”

The New Century version says it this way,

” my heart is with you, and I am happy to see your good lives and your strong faith in Christ.”

I have been questioning if I am living correctly, if I seek to fulfill my call correctly. Not so much questioning but feeling as if I am not living a good life in Him.

Graciously, here, this very morning He answers my self-doubt.

I thank the Father that He is faithful to finish the work He has started in me. I thank Him that His Word does not return void. This morning I will stand on these scripture verses and pray this prayer, again and continuously.

I thank You, Father, that You sent Your Word, and that The Word Has healed and delivered me from all destruction. Therefore, I cannot be destroyed.

In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

Blessings All.

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

One thought on “The Book of Colossians :) Just one of God affirmations for our journey in Christ…

  1. Is it Fine written article , Thank you author

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