What Dwells Within — Chosen Committed Complete

When writing my last post, I stumbled upon Colossians 3:16-17. Immediately I knew I hadn’t found it by accident. I felt like it should be my new motto, that I should memorize it and post it on a wall somewhere. I don’t believe in having a “life verse” because if we are taking in God’s word regularly, there will be different verses for different times. It may be a verse that is exactly what we need on a certain day, or we may need to anchor ourselves to its truth for a month or a year. Our duty is to continue searching Scripture for what God has spoken to us, as our circumstances change and we grow in faith. I am prone to complain that my life never seems to change, and yet, I must take responsibility for making sure that I am changing. If we are not actively working to grow in our faith through spiritual discipline, we will regress. Recently, I heard a pastor use the analogy of a stagnant body of water, which will breed mosquitos! My challenge is to stop focusing on the outward circumstances of life and instead work on what is inside my heart. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,” Paul wrote. It sounds like a prescription for my life.

What Dwells Within

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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