Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
what could be more precious?
“…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Reading on discipline at only 2 more days until Spring Break, I need this. Also, only 2 weeks until Passion Week, time to really prepare my heart..
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
I love being an artist knowing that I can create beauty, as Christ does.
We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.
16 But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
2 Corinthians 3:16-18
20 But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.
22 And you must show mercy tothose whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.
24 Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. 25 All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.
Lord, teach me to be a better friend, student, daughter, sister. Teach me to love like you; I want to follow you, Jesus, and be your disciple! Father, thank you for being ever-present and constant in all of our lives. I know that I can trust in you.
“The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.”
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.
A little advice for all of us: to not focus so much on what is temporary, but look forward to the true and everlasting.
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.