Monday, November 30, 2009

Choosing Gratitude Day 2

"As those who have "died" with Christ, been buried with him in baptism and "raised with him through faith," our joy and hope do not emanate from any earthy source or from our religious practices, but from Him."

Our hope and joy are found in Christ Himself.


We as believers should give thanks for our Savior for willing dieing on the cross and saving us from the wrath of God. Since Christ died and rose, he defeated the grave. I am now able to approach Christ and able to have a relationship with God.

Bible Verse:

Colossians 1:15-22 (English Standard Version)
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. 21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,


Colossians 1:12-14 (English Standard Version)
12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his


Colossians 2:9-15 (English Standard Version)
9For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Choosing Gratitude Day 1

I have just join Choosing Gratitude 30 Day Challenge, from Revive Our Hearts. I will putting up post about what I learn from this challenge. I hope these post will encourage you. It is so easy to let the craziness of this world, let us forget about what we should appreciate and to be thankful for. We can become very ungrateful about life and what we have. Instead we should express our gratitude God and others.

Check out the website below:
http://www.reviveourhearts.com/choosinggratitude/

Colossians 3:12-17 ESV

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness and patience, bearing with one another and, of one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 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 Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that everyone has a great day. I am very thankful for family and friends. This Thanksgiving I made the meal. I am excited and had a lot fun cooking.
















Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm Home for Vacation


My vacation begins and I am happy to be home. This semester in school has been crazy and I know it will affect my grades. Let's just say, now I am trusting God. I am happy to be away from college, I need to rest. Since I will be home, I will be driving and for Thanksgiving, preparing dinner. I am excited about that.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Sunday Bible Verse


Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,


Psalm 17:8

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