Bible Ballistics: BBs #79    Are You Strong Enough????

One of my favorite passages, a prayer of Paul’s, is one that I pray for myself and for others. It’s found in Colossians 1. If you’ve never looked at the prayers in scripture, it would be a profitable study to undertake this summer. Let’s look at a portion of Colossians 1 and observe what we can learn from this prayer.

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Just a few highlights for our consideration:

Fill yourself with the Word and Prayer=do right

       Do right—Act right—Live right=grow more

       Live in God’s strength=develop patience and endurance

       Be grateful and recognize God’s work to save us=

              Delivering us from Satan’s power and–

              Translating us into the kingdom of Jesus the Son–

Redeeming us and forgiving our sin–

All purchased for us by the blood of Jesus!!

So??? Here’s our shot for today.

Endure with God’s strength and

persevere with His power.

So you can not only stand and persevere—

but do it with joyfulness!!!

Ouch!!

With joyfulness?

Yes!!

When we grow in our knowledge of God’s will and His ways, we will gain strength and confidence to stand fast “in the evil day, and having done all, to stand…” (Ephesians 6:13)–

       With joyfulness–“Rejoice in the Lord always” (Phil 4:4)

Won’t you join me in pursuing ‘joyfulness’ in our Lord? The road will be long, but it’s all in HIS hands. Let’s trust HIM and rejoice!!!