Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Let's just jump right to the point.

Last night we had accountability night in small group. Girls and guys separate and share ways in which the others in the group can pray for them. It's usually a pretty good night. It keeps me sane as I realize we are all in this together - locking arms and pursuing holiness together. Accountability isn't meant to be a time where we condemn ourselves, but it's meant to be a time of pushing one another towards Christ. I left group last night equally discouraged and encouraged. How can that be?  As I sat around the table talking with four other lovelies, I realized this: We all have the desire to know God more. We all have the desire to walk with Him and to honor Him. Who wouldn't be encouraged by this? I also realized this: We are all very aware of the areas we fall short. We all have a standard of perfection that we deem as appropriate for what a follower of Christ should be. This is where discouragement came in. My prayer last night and this morning was this: We would understand and embrace what it means to be daughters of the Almighty God and trust our God who has made us a co-heir with Christ. Because if we grasp who we are in Him, everything else will flow out of that.  This is my prayer.

In light of everything discussed last night, I found myself back in Colossians and reading a few verses - which lead to other verses:

Colossians 1:15-19  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created: in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn among the dead, so that in everything He might be preeminent. For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.

Hebrews 1:3
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on High.

John 1:3-4
All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

He is Lord. He sustains everything and upholds everything. We must look to Him. He is preeminent.

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