Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

I love how this verse puts both sides of the equation into one verse. Paul labored but he did so according to the Holy Spirit’s mighty working in him. Spirit filled and Spirit led Christian living is by no means a call to complacency but to labor. But the labor is not according to your power but His.

Paul was an extremely hard worker but he didn’t work in the flesh. Nor should you work in the flesh. There should be a holy desire born in you to serve and love God. It is not something you should have to work up and keep worked up.

You love God and you seek Him. He will do the work in and through you. This will cause you to be greatly used and to be able to enjoy it at the same time. No guilt trips, no manipulation just loving Jesus.

In our Vision Bible reading plan we will be in Colossians for 4 days. I hope you can read it and think about it. It will help you in the messages that we have coming up. So tomorrow read Colossians 2 and so on. I am grateful for those of you that are taking the time to read together.

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