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Day 9

I am chosen and beloved by my God. 

Colossians 3:12-17 (NLT)
“Since God chose you to be the holy people whom He loves, you must clothe yourself with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. You must make allowances for each others faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.”  

“And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” 

“Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use His words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”               

Since we have been adopted into the family of God we are a new person with a new position and have a new agenda for our life. We are no longer the center of our world with our own ambitions. Our world view and responsibilities have been altered to encompass a bigger vision and its priorities. We are now a part of God’s story as participants in reconciling all of creation back to the Father, through His Son and now our big brother, Jesus.               

As part of God’s family we now reflect who our Father is, just as our children reflect and represent us. Since the heart of God is filled with love it doesn’t represent Him very well when we gossip and slander people and have hate in our hearts, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ. Although we may not have had a good role model growing up we now have one with our Perfect Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit for how they treat us, respecting our choices.               

Even though we have been adopted, given a new heart and a new spirit we are experienced at being who we were. As Christians we don’t invite Jesus into our heart and suddenly no longer carry any of the person we used to be with our old habits and behaviors. It is through the renewing of our mind, learning God’s truths, accepting His guidance for how He designed us to live that we replace who we used to be with who we now are on the inside.             

To help us in this transition, God our Perfect Father and Jesus have provided us with the Holy Spirit, identical to Jesus in every way, living in us to be our guide and comforter. He knows that we cannot represent Him well without His help. He loves us so much that He has provided us with an intimate helper, helping us grow into mature sons and daughters, being able to overcome the world in every area of life. 
                     
Our God, in the person of the Holy Spirit, has humbled Himself to live every moment of our life with us. Yet He still allows us to be headstrong and stubborn about living life our way. He patiently helps us transform into who we are in God's eyes when we spend time with Him and ask for His help. When we do, we receive His wisdom and knowledge, His strength and self-discipline as He encourages us all along the way in our life’s journey and we take on God’s character and nature.

Today’s Reflection

What is the Holy Spirit saying to me…?                              



How does today’s message apply to my life?…my beliefs?


3 Comments to Day 9:

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essaymama review on Friday, December 28, 2018 9:50 PM
Working in the church is something that I am really proud of. I am an orphan, and it is not something that I am ashamed of. Whatever the reason is, I believe that my parents did what they had to do. I have been raised by the sisters in our church. I grew up and learned all my values of the church, which influenced me growing up. I am a person who loves God, and I will continue to be till the day I die.
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essay services on Monday, February 18, 2019 5:11 AM
God is working in our lives always. He will never leave us at times when we need Him. He is our great savior and He will always be, we should share with other people the benefits of having a great God. When God is leading our way, there will be an assurance that we are on the right path. The blessing that we are expecting will only be achieved with the help of God. Everyone must know the essence of God.


physics assignment writing service on Monday, April 22, 2019 9:46 AM
God is someone who can help us without asking for something in return. Our faith is always measured just by how we keep it according to what we want in our life and what our life should be. We must always follow God because He saved our lives. We do not deserve someone like Him, but we must follow Him, because He sacrificed His life for our sins. I always follow God and I hope many people will do it also.

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