Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Colossians 1:21-29: Every Believer’s Testimony

Colossians 1:21-29: Every Believer’s Testimony

There was a time in my life when God and I were not friends.
His perfection and my behavior were an impossible blend.
My inclination to live in sin invaded when Adam fell;
Unless there could be an intervention, I was headed for hell.

But Jesus came that He might die, His death my sacrifice;
God’s perfection now satisfied, instilled in me a new life.
Sins forgiven, living by faith, established in His grace,
I devote myself to preaching this hope to every living face.

To be an ambassador for the Lord comes with its share of pain.
Sometimes I suffer in affliction, sometimes even in chains.  
But to this purpose I am committed: to labor for God’s church;
This message He has given me I proclaim throughout the earth.

This mystery that I write about was hidden through the ages,
Salvation attained solely by grace, unknown by Jewish sages.
Christ’s redemption and indwelling is enough to blow our mind.
Gentiles and Jews living together with our Lord so kind.

Salvation given to all who believe—the message that I preach.
Spiritual growth and Godly wisdom, themes I constantly teach.
Proclaim, admonish, teach and preach: this is what I do.
I do it all for this one reason: To live in heaven with you.

One can find no higher purpose to spend his time on earth,
There is no more important message than that of the new birth.
So I rejoice in whatever it takes to bring this truth to you,
For when you make your peace with God, you will know it too.

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