Life’s Real Journey Blog

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:10

 

The Good News!

The Good News!

"And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled" Colossians 1:21 Have you ever heard someone say, "Well, there's good news, and there's bad news... which do you want to hear first?" In today's verse, Paul...

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Made For Harmony

Made For Harmony

"And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. " Colossians 1:20 Most of us who follow Jesus know what we have been saved from. We've been saved...

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Dwelling In Christ

Dwelling In Christ

“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell” Colossians 1:19 Wow what a loaded verse! This passage has been a favorite of mine and also very convicting as I was meditating and memorizing it last spring. As we look at a little bit of the ground...

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The Preeminent One

The Preeminent One

"And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence." Colossians 1:18 In the book of Colossians, Paul is addressing a group of believers who he has not visited, but has been...

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By Him All Things Consist

By Him All Things Consist

“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Colossians 1:17 In the few verses before Colossians 1:17, Paul is explaining that Jesus is the creator: “[Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all...

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Created by Him and for Him!

Created by Him and for Him!

“For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him.” Colossians 1:16 Believing that God made everything...

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The Image of the Invisible God

The Image of the Invisible God

"Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature" Colossians 1:15 What is an image?Before we go any further on this verse we really need to talk about what an image is and what it does. An image is the physical representation of something or...

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Redemption Through His Blood

Redemption Through His Blood

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:" Colossians 1:14 As I meditated on this verse, the first thing that stood out to me was the gospel, the redeeming work of His death on the cross. Verse thirteen talks about being delivered...

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Light!

Light!

"Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son" Colossians 1:13 Praise God for the amazing truth of what God in Christ has done for us! So much has been revealed of what the cross accomplished, and the...

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Partakers of the Inheritance

Partakers of the Inheritance

"Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light." Colossians 1:12 In the previous verses, we’ve been looking at a number of things that Paul prayed for and desired to see in the lives of the Colossian...

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“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Matthew 6:33