Today I studied Colossians and found many profound words that speak directly to my heart. Chapter 1:16 says: 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.
So many times I have heard "God created all things" but I don't think I ever understood that I was created FOR him. No wonder I felt lost...If i was created for him then surely I need him with me daily and need to keep him in my heart.
I love my children dearly and I there is a certain possessiveness in me that screams "they're MY children" I imagine that's how God feels, having created us For himself.
Chapter 1:21 says: and you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.
Finding God through Jesus Christ reconciles your mind! I've felt like my own mind was against me for such a long time. The Lord will free you of wicked thoughts and boy have I been in need of this freedom!
I've been told of faith, of being saved through Jesus but IVery never really trusted in The Word of God. I know I'm saved...but, does that mean my faith should end there? What I'm finding to be true is that I need to believe and trust it ALL. If I want the reconciled mind he promises, then I must believe it to be so. If i want to see evidence in his presence, then I must trust that he is always with me. And he is always with me because he created me FOR Him. Amen!!!