Thursday, April 19th


I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. - Colossians 2:4-5

Dear Jesus, please give me a discerning heart so that I am not easily duped into thinking and believing ideas that ultimately lead away from you.  It is so easy to slip into dead end thinking that leaves me a victim of self-indulgence or self-actualization.  You, Jesus, are the fullness of love and truth.  Help me to grow in your love and truth so I am a reflection of your love to myself and others.  AMEN

To know Christ more is far better than to know oneself more.


Additional Reading:  1 Corinthians 15:20-28, 2 Corinthians 10:3-8, Galatians 1:6-10, Colossians 2