FRIDAY, MARCH 10
Scripture: Colossians 1: 24:27, Jude 20
Colossians 1:24-27 says, “I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” The same word that we find in 1 Corinthians 14 for “mysteries” we find here. We find the chief mystery of Colossians 1 just happens to be, “Christ in you the hope of glory.” This is the glorious image of Christ being formed in us! When we are praying in the Spirit we are praying out the manifestation of that mystery. According to Jude we are charging our batteries, we are growing and developing, we are building ourselves up on our most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit we are praying about the manifestations of Christ in us coming to pass. A path to the character of Christ in us is what God gives us in our prayer language. Attention to this gift will help us in growing and developing into His image and likeness. The question is, are we going to do it or will we let it slide? Do we have the needed resolve to advance in the fullness of what God intended for us? That is a question each one of us has to answer! This is a clear choice. Are we willing to do it until we see the results?