- Colossians 1:1,23 (TMNT) 1I, Paul, have been sent on special assignment by Christ as part of God’s master plan...There is no other Message—just this one. Every creature under heaven gets this same Message. I, Paul, am a messenger of this Message.
I think that too often we have the view that the Bible is a book of exceptions - exceptional people doing exceptional things for God - but the truth is it is about ordinary, everyday people who chose to let God work through them. Paul was one such person. He was a person like you and me but what he latched on to is something you and I need to latch on to - he understood and acted on the knowledge that God had called him to an assignment. He was part of God's master plan and his part was to be a messenger of The Message to the non-jews.
What is your part?
Who are you to be a messenger to?
Do you understand and act on the knowledge that you are called by God and commissioned with a special assignment?
It is time for us to all act on that.
- Colossians 1:10 through Colossians 1:12 (TMNT) We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.