Being the Head of the Church, which is His Body (1:18).
Being the fulfillment and substance of Old Testament types and figures (2:17).
Being the believer’s life and hope of glory (1:27).
And so much more!
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 earthly source or from our religious practices, but from Him.
For all that Jesus is, He calls us to a life of faithful obedience and heartfelt gratitude. Within the four chapters of this short epistle, Paul calls us to be sexually pure, compassionate, kind, humble, meek, patient, forgiving, loving, peaceful, obedient, just, wise, gracious, and thankful! God, You are the source of light and life and all joy—show me who You are and open my eyes to see You rightly. Overwhelm my heart with Your power, goodness, love, and glory, that my heart would default to praising You in every moment. Thank You!
Gratitude in Action: Read through the following passages from Colossians, underlining or circling the words “thank(s),” “thanksgiving,” and “thankful(ness).” Meditate on these passages, praying them back to God and using them as a basis for giving thanks to Him
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth encourages women to seek the Lord through the Revive Our Hearts radio program, conference messages, and her nineteen books.