What do you treasure?

In all of our searching, and it all of the noise trying to distract us in this world, there is one place we can come back to: All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in him. (Col. 2:3) Treasure Christ. In all pursuits, know he is the source and HE is the treasure.Continue reading “What do you treasure?”

Praying the prayers of Paul over people

There are times when I need more than, “Lord, just bless them,” as I pray for people. There are needs to pray for in people’s lives, to be sure, but there are BLESSINGS to pray into people’s lives as well. Colossians 1:9-14 has a beautiful prayer to pray on behalf of others. I have foundContinue reading “Praying the prayers of Paul over people”

Centered in on Christ

Colossians 3 is a great passage for spiritual formation. The “nuts and bolts” of living life in Christ are here. Spiritual formation helps us center in on what is essential. Center to our lives is where we fix our gaze. It is Christ. It is Christ exalted. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heartsContinue reading “Centered in on Christ”

You are DEAD… and That is Good News!

Before there was a TV show about hoarders, I lived it. Well, I didn’t personally live it. My dad was in business and some customers he dealt with were in that category long before there was a TV show. Too bad those folks died so many years ago, those TV producers would have LOVED them! Before thereContinue reading “You are DEAD… and That is Good News!”

What Happens When We Dwell?

Colossians 3:16,17: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God theContinue reading “What Happens When We Dwell?”