I’m reading the book of Colossians, and I love reading Colossians 1: 9-14 again and again. It’s so wonderful to linger over and consider each word. Paul writes: 

“. . . Since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

I send this prayer to a friend who is recovering from an emergency surgery. I pray she feels strengthened with power for endurance and patience today. I text this to a mom who asks for wisdom in raising her children. I pray that God will fill her with wisdom and understanding. I send this to a teen asking how to live in a way that would please God. I send this to a professor who wonders about heaven. I pray she thinks deeply about this inheritance in the kingdom of light.

Tomorrow, I’ll look at the next sentences. For now, Colossians 1 is guiding this day!

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