03-23-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)
[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day…We must “…bring into captivity EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST;” (2 Corin. 10:4-5)
The enemy of our soul has a full–time job of discouraging us, to keep us from experiencing and living in, THE JOY OF THE LORD! Why? Because joy is very contagious!!! Therefore, we are under continual bombardment being tempted with thoughts that are bad for our spiritual health. So, just as when we are prescribed by the doctor to take a certain type of medication for our health, for it to work, we must take it consistently! Paul was inspired by our LORD, who happens to be the GREAT PHYSICIAN, to bring into captivity EVERY THOUGHT in obedience to Christ! Is this a challenging task to accomplish? Yes! How do we accomplish such a task? Remember this:
“… WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.” (1 Corin. 2:16)
Paul prayed for us: “…that you, being rooted and established in love, MAY HAVE 1POWER, together with all the saints, TO GRASP HOW WIDE AND HOW LONG AND HOW HIGH AND HOW DEEP IS THE LOVE OF CHRIST, and to 2KNOW this love that surpasses [goes beyond] knowledge–that you may be FILLED TO THE MEASURE of ALL the FULLNESS OF GOD.” (Eph. 3:17-19) 1katalambanō: to lay hold of with one’s mind, to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend, on a continual basis! <†
2γινώσκω, ginōskō: to “KNOW” absolutely, INTIMATELY.
Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, this is not a one-time event, as we know, the devil never eases up on his attack, so we must not ease up on filling ourselves up repeatedly, you know like we do in our automobiles, to assure we are “topped-off” with ALL of God’s fullness!!! The Lord inspired me to write these devotions, daily, as a resource to help keep us in His fullness! So, it is my prayer, and it blesses me, for you to be greatly blessed as you take precious time out of your busy schedules to read them! Thank you!!!
Notice: […We must understand that the bible says: “that you may be FILLED TO THE MEASURE of ALL the FULLNESS OF GOD”!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh
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