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photo: weekly snaps graphics: Martha G. Brady

photo: weekly snaps
graphics: Martha G. Brady

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,

teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, 

singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, 

with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  

And whatever you do, in word or deed,

do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, 

giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:16-17 ESV


This is what the result of a rich indwelling of GOD’s Word in us will be. How does it dwell richly in us?

Not just by quietly reading it even though that is a good beginning. It happens in community with other believers as well! It happens as we are taught and admonished by one another. This is not always formal teaching in a class.

It is also in small groups, as we talk one on one or in our small conversational groups. That is how GOD’s Word comes to richly dwell in us. It permeates our lives as we learn how it applies to everyday situations and ordinary living.

If we are immersed in GOD’s Word, it will affect our lives…both our words and actions. We will be living our lives in the name of Jesus and we will be thankful. It will be our lifestyle!

Do you have the opportunity to enjoy this kind of lifestyle?