““O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name!”
1 Chronicles 29:13 NLT
29 Days of #Praise
Day 14: Colossians 2:7👇🏻
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
I love this verse, it warms the very inside of my heart. It’s telling us to be firmly and deeply planted in Him and fixed and founded upon His truths. ❤️
I love the metaphors used. We all start out as a seed, and it is totally up to us how far, wide, and deep we will allow our roots to spread. It is up to us to decide how firmly we will stand on the foundation of our faith.
I am thankful for verses like this, because they remind me that it is up to me to seek continual growth and strengthening of my faith. Each day I should improve more and more in my knowledge and understanding of God's truth. It's up to me to place effort into being thoroughly instructed and established in the Word of God. It’s also up to me to build a strong personal relationship with God and make sure my life reflects the foundation on which I have built it. .
No one else can do it for me. .
If our lives are not built on the firm foundation of Christ we become easy targets for the enemy. Our lives easily fall off course, and we find ourselves in more darkness than light. I want to live in light!
Today I am over flowing with thankfulness for the Word of God. I’m also thankful for all the wonderful Pastors, teachers, amazing fellow Christian women, and small group leaders within my life. They encourage and inspire me to dig deeper everyday, and continue to grow. .
Think about the following questions today as you read and reflect on Colossians 2:7:
Are your roots spreading and growing deeper?? How firm is the foundation of your faith??
What’s your favorite way to grow? Put your answer in the comments below! 👇🏻 .
For me it’s the 30 or so minutes I get a day with my Bible and a pot of coffee! But I also find listening to a variety of teachers/preachers on YouTube inspiring and a great way to grow! .
Blessings and love, Jen
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far is it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:16-17 #PiercingWord #scripture
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❤️We are never far away from the presence of God who is in the midst of us. God sees the situations we are in before his eyes. He knows our every thought. He sees the condition of our hearts. We don’t have to be perfect and strong enough before coming to him for help. He is already pursuing us with his unfailing love, just as we are. All it takes is faith and a heart completely humbled and surrendered to him. He wants to carry the burdens that overwhelm us. He wants to heal that brokenness we are feeling. He wants to fight for us if we trust him enough to do it. The key is faith. He is bigger then all the problems we face and he is able to heal the deepest of all pains. God loves you and he is able to do exceedingly and abundantly all that we ask of him and think. Nothing is too hard for God who knows the now and sees our future before his eyes. Give this to God and watch him move #amen #beautiful #promise
"Failure is not the language of God. Success is the language of God. Failure is the language of the devil." - Bishop Tacky
David blessed God in full view of the entire congregation: Blessed are you, God of Israel, our father from of old and forever. To you, O God , belong the greatness and the might, the glory, the victory, the majesty, the splendor; Yes! Everything in heaven, everything on earth; the kingdom all yours! You’ve raised yourself high over all. Riches and glory come from you, you’re ruler over all; You hold strength and power in the palm of your hand to build up and strengthen all. And here we are, O God, our God, giving thanks to you, praising your splendid Name.
1 Chronicles 29:13 MSG ·
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ARE YOU SEEKING THE LORD DAILY?
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Here we see that David was fully aware of the power of God in his life.It was not by his own strength, but by the strength and power of God.David was a man after God's heart. He made the father number one in everything he did. David knew where his help came from , regardless of all the things he had faced in his past.Regardless of his hardships, he was able to see how the Lord was there through out every difficult and challenging situation.David was a prosperous king because he had a fear for God.If he was in trouble , he would always inquire from the Lord.When he was about to fight in wars, he would seek the lord first and as a result of seeking the Lord, God continuously raised him up and blessed him.He prospered and he was well respected upon all nations(1 Chronicles 14:17).He knew that he couldn't reach where he was without the help of the Holy Spirit guiding him .Just like David, are you seeking the Lord daily? Are you making the Lord first in everything that you do or are you consulting others first?.You may think that you are getting through life through your own strength, but that is a lie from the enemy.You have been able to prosper only through the love and grace of God.When you wake up you must communicate and start your day with him .Don't start your day not spending time with him. Get into his word and start to rekindle a love for him again.
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How many times have you been in a situation where you had a choice: keep escalating the argument or change the conversation direction by saying something kind?
When you chose to be kind, what was the other person's reaction? It takes them off guard, right?
The Bible knows what it's saying when it says, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God".
So the next time you find yourself in a disagreement, test out this Bible verse to see if it's true, and watch the argument get diffused.
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.
You are the type of woman a man should never let go of, nothing about you is ordinary!! choose someone who knows this....never settle for less than what God says you are which in His eyes He tells us we shine and have greater worth than precious gems❤🙌 Hallejuah!!!
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Knowing truth does not guarantee freedom. We must walk in the truth. I believe this is more involved that simple obedience. I mean any idiot can obey-but that does not make them FREE. Learning to know God’s truth as God spoke it over me (not at me) as a protection and in love made the difference for me. I was the most obedient child you met (well I had my moments, but in as far as I STRIVED toward perfection in obedience there were few like me). I guess this would be a bragging point except for one GIANT caveat. I was also the most bound up young girl and took my chains ⛓ into early adulthood. Emotional and spiritual chains are good for one thing only-attracting even greater bondage! Be rid of them or they will kill you. I know this to be true.
This verse is simply a cheer verse. It doesn’t get in the game with you and teach you how to play to win. For me, that took several bible studies, but one in particular. Breaking Free by @bethmoorelpm.
If you have emotional baggage you need this or something like it. Our emotional wellness so greatly impacts our physical wellness. I don’t believe we can have one without the other. These two are linked pretty tight.
Break free. Your children need you to be free. And pray for them. They may not ask you to, but they covet your prayers.
We can not truly leave a legacy of health to our children with unbalanced, one sided approached. Biblical precepts speak to our whole life. 💖
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
—James 4:7-8 (NIV)
Here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life
My heart stands in awe of Your name
Your mighty love stands strong to the end
You will fulfill Your purpose in me
You won't forsake me, You will be with me
Here I am, God (say)
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life (Pouring out my life)
Say again, here I am, here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life (Pouring out my life)
All to Jesus now
All to Jesus now
I'm holding nothing back
Holding nothing back
I surrender (I surrender) • “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”
Acts 20:24 KJV
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One week until Thanksgiving and my mind seems to be contemplating gratitude lately. Gratitude isn’t merely a customary politeness. Its deeper and reflects a humble love and appreciation. It’s an inward feeling of thanks for all of the outward blessings we have been given. It changes our hearts and shapes and prepares them to be able to give to others - because when you have an attitude of gratitude you can do that cheerfully.
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Hear counsel, and receive instruction,....
Of parents, masters, and ministers; especially the counsel and instruction of Wisdom,
of Jesus Christ,
the Wisdom of God,
the wonderful Counsellor;
and of his Gospel and of the Scriptures,
which are able to make a man wise unto salvation;
that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end;
in the latter end of life, at death;
that then it may appear a man has been so wise as to be concerned for a future state,
for the good of his soul in another world;
by listening to the counsel and instruction of Christ,
in his word;
by looking to him, and believing in him, for life and salvation;
by leaning and living upon him;
and committing the affairs of his soul,
and the salvation of it,
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
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James chapter 1 is so full of great things. But what jumped out at me most was "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." Do I count it "pure joy" when I am going through trials or difficulties? I think this requires a conscious effort to think about it in this manner. Rather than dwelling on the situation or circumstance, I can ask God "what do you want me to learn from this and now are you going to use what I am going through?" We are to see difficult things in our lives as joyful because these things help us develop a deeper trust in God as we learn to lean on Him rather than ourselves. It's also so comforting that this passage next says "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given." So as we experience these difficult times, we learn to seek wisdom from God rather than ungodly sources. Can I see difficult times as an opportunity to grow spiritually and learn more about my creator as I lean on Him and trust Him. Can I find joy in knowing that some of the hardest things I have gone through in life have later provided some of the greatest opportunities to display Gods glory through what He had done in my life? .
Lord, give me your perspective as I go through difficult times and help me to experience your joy even as I experience pain, sadness, or grief. .
What jumped out at you in James chapter 1? Love your comments!!
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Regardless of what the world will try to convince you of, you will never be perfect. But In the eyes of God you are EVERYTHING. In a world that calls you by sin, God calls you by name so how could you ever feel less than worthy to be loved? Who are we to trust a world that will always find every opportunity to diminish our happiness over a God that finds every reason to create it. It's time we stopped listening to hate & opened up to true Love.
Aparte de lo que el mundo intente convencerte, nunca serás perfecto. Pero en los ojos de Dios tú eres TODO. En un Mundo que Te llama por tu pecados, Dios te llama por tu nombre, entonces, ¿cómo podrías sentirte menos digno de ser amado/a? ¿Quiénes somos para confiar en un mundo que siempre encontrará todas las oportunidades para disminuir nuestra felicidad sobre un Dios que encuentra todas las razones para crearla? Es hora de que dejemos de escuchar el odio del mundo y nos abrimos al verdadero Amor De Dios.
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. -Isaiah 43:1
No temas, porque yo te redimí; yo te puse nombre, mío eres tú. Isaias 43:1
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Oh, how easy it is for me to take my eyes off of God’s ways and lean on my own strength and understanding! When I trust in my own wisdom and strength, my ways are foolish, crooked and lead me astray. I must fully lean into His ways and trust in Him, not holding ANYTHING back… not just in some of my ways, but in ALL of my ways - with ALL of my heart.
What area(s) of your life do you need to surrender to God and fully trust Him today?
Oh God, it is so tempting for me to give You just the comfortable areas of my life, and to hold back other areas and try to manage them myself. Forgive me, Father, for thinking that I can direct my life better than You can. Starting today – this very moment - help me to fully surrender ALL of my ways to Your perfect plan. Help me to say with all of my heart, “God, lead me… I trust You.” #christianposts #scripture #dailybibleverse #biblicaltruth #bibleverse #holybible #wordofjesus #wordofgod #seekhimfirst #jesuschrist #jesus #jesuscalling #jesuscallsyou
“None can know their election but by their conformity to Christ; for all who are chosen are chosen to sanctification.” —Matthew Henry