Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Created for Him

We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
praying always for you,

Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus 
and of your love for all the saints;

Because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, 
of which you heard before in the word 
of the truth of the gospel,

Which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, 
and is bringing forth fruit,

As it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the 
grace of God in truth;

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, 
do not cease to pray for you,

and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will 
in all wisdom 
and spiritual understanding;

that you may walk worthy of the Lord, 
fully pleasing Him,

Being fruitful in every good work 
and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Strengthened with all might, 
according to His glorious power,

For all patience and longsuffering with joy;

Giving thanks to the Father 
who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance 
of the saints in the light.

He has delivered us from the power of darkness 
and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

In whom we have redemption through His blood, 
the forgiveness of sins.

He is the image of the invisible God, 
the firstborn over all creation.

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, 
visible and invisible, 
whether thrones or dominions 
or principalities or powers.

All things were created through Him 
and for Him.
Verses from Colossians 1: 3-16


Jessica said...

Lovely pictures! The grandchildren are so cute singing together with Charissa! :)

Rebekah @ Heritage of Grace said...

I love that passage of Scripture!

Lexi said...

Those verses are so encouraging. The pictures are so nice. The little kids r so precious and sweet. The outfits ya girls r wearing r so pretty!
In Christ,

Caravan Sonnet said...

Love that passage of scripture! :) Thanks for sharing it :) What an encouragement this evening!
:) Rebecca