AND WHATEVER YOU DO [NO MATTER WHAT IT IS] IN WORD OR DEED, DO EVERYTHING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS AND IN [DEPENDENCE UPON] HIS PERSON, GIVING PRAISE TO GOD THE FATHER THROUGH HIM
(Colossians 3:17 AMP).
Give honor and praise to God the Father by making sure that everything you do in your life, no matter what it is, is in dependence upon the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Invite His Presence and Participation into everything you are and do and His Perspective into everything you think and say.
ARE YOU SO FOOLISH AND SO SENSELESS AND SO SILLY? HAVING BEGUN [YOUR NEW LIFE SPIRITUALLY] WITH THE [HOLY] SPIRIT, ARE YOU NOW REACHING PERFECTION [BY DEPENDENCE] ON THE FLESH?
(Galatians 3:3 AMP).
If you live your life in dependence upon the Participation of the Lord Jesus, you are living a life of FAITH—allowing God to fulfill His Purpose in you and through you, moment-by-moment, through the Power of the Holy Spirit.
If you live your life in dependence upon the Presence of the Lord Jesus, you are living a life of POWER—allowing the Lord Jesus to supply everything you need for life and godliness, every moment of every day.
Each moment you live your life in dependence upon the Perspective of the Lord Jesus, you are living a life of VICTORY—allowing His Truth to lead you through the darkness into the Light.
FOR GOD HAS DONE WHAT THE LAW COULD NOT DO, [ITS POWER] BEING WEAKENED BY THE FLESH [THE ENTIRE NATURE OF MAN WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT]. SENDING HIS OWN SON IN THE GUISE OF SINFUL FLESH AND AS AN OFFERING FOR SIN, [GOD] CONDEMNED SIN IN THE FLESH [SUBDUED, OVERCAME, DEPRIVED IT OF ITS POWER OVER ALL WHO ACCEPT THAT SACRIFICE], SO THAT THE RIGHTEOUS AND JUST REQUIREMENT OF THE LAW MIGHT BE FULLY MET IN US WHO LIVE AND MOVE NOT IN THE WAYS OF THE FLESH BUT IN THE WAYS OF THE SPIRIT [OUR LIVES GOVERNED NOT BY THE STANDARDS AND ACCORDING TO THE DICTATES OF THE FLESH, BUT CONTROLLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT]
(Romans 8:3-4 AMP).
On whom do you depend, moment-by-moment?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, remind me, daily, to live each moment of my life in dependence upon Your Presence, Participation, and Perspective, so I may honor the Father in everything I am and do.
Maintain an Awareness
We have all eaten from the fruit of deception—believing and accepting negative, destructive beliefs about ourselves, God, and others that are not true.