“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people; the faith and love that spring forth from the hope stored up for you in heaven, and about which you have already heard in the true message the gospel that has come to you,” Colossians 1:3-4.
Gratefulness and love for all God’s people. Surely this is a supernatural empowerment.
I love lots and it’s still a hard thing to do, if we’re being honest. In fact, it is impossible without the empowering grace of God.
Here, the word testifies to this; that our faith and our love for all of God’s people come from the ‘hope stored up for us in heaven’ and it is something we’ve heard that has been brought to us in the form of the gospel of truth.
None of it is within our power to do or even to find; but only by the hope of heaven brought to us in the truth of God can we experience this springing forth of faith and love.
We call this revelation power; that which is brought to us by His power and doing.
I praise God for it! For without it, we could not love, trust or believe at all. And underneath is the gratefulness; as we are to always thank God for the faith and love of Christ we have been given to share.
As I meditated on this, Holy Spirit moved me with these words deep in my spirit,
Listen, I have everything to show you and nothing to keep from you. All that is hidden is hidden from man until the Last Day of Revealing.
And that day is Perfect for the REVEALING, being chosen, so that ALL have time and opportunity to KNOW CHRIST and all can tell they have a choice in the expressing of love to Him.
It is a BIG THANK YOU card of LOVE, full of flowers for the occasion of salvation of the world — this expression of love is GRATITUDE to HIM in all you do!
Gratitude is IN all love and compassion and is expressed rightly toward the One you are owing the debt of gratitude – in every way possible.
“I can’t thank you enough!” “You are too good to me!”
These expressions display the fullness of your intent toward the SAVIOR of ALL things!
Without it, love and compassion fail, for gratitude is the impetus of it all. Putting forth appreciation in all things to the object of your affection. He is the One it all turns on.
And I saw the earth turning as if I was looking from above in dark space, and it was turning on the axis that was Jesus, Himself. And I heard more.
“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been his in God, who created all things by Christ Jesus,” Ephesians 3:9.
Christ is returning to the earth in person. Everyone will see Him! This is so exciting.
“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory,” Luke 21:27.
Consider His word on gratitude as you picture Him coming in the clouds. What will you say?
I thank you, God, that you would reveal these things to us and that you would empower us to faith and love as we acknowledge your perfect revealing of Christ.
I ask you to bless every reader right now in the name of Jesus, with the revelation knowledge and power of your Holy Spirit to hear your voice and understand your call.
You are so good to us! We cannot thank you enough!
With Love and Belief,
~ Jill Steele
Jill Steele. Truly, it’s not ‘About Me’, but has always been about Him. I am a grateful, willing vessel, broken to be used.
My passion comes alive in writing, offering encouragement, sharing perspective on life, and pointing others in the direction of the Heavenly Father.
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