Today I want to share with you something that I’m incredibly passionate about; something that motivates me, drives me to do what I do. It’s this; seeing you grow in maturity in a rich, powerful, dynamic relationship with Jesus.

The Apostle Paul wrote almost half of the books in the New Testament. Those “books” come to us today in the form of letters to different churches, some of which he and his co-workers had planted. And throughout those letters, even when he’s giving them a stern talking to, as he did for example with the Corinthians and the Galatians, his pastoral heart for them is right there on his sleeve. You can’t miss it.

And that’s how I feel about you and the countless others who listen to, watch or read these daily Fresh devotions. So, when I read these words that Paul wrote to the church in Colossi, they stirred my heart deep inside:

Colossians 1:9-11 Since the day we heard these things about you, we have continued praying for you. This is what we pray: that God will make you completely sure of what he wants by giving you all the wisdom and spiritual understanding you need; that this will help you live in a way that brings honour to the Lord and pleases him in every way; that your life will produce good works of every kind and that you will grow in your knowledge of God; that God will strengthen you with his own great power, so that you will be patient and not give up when troubles come. Then you will be happy.

As we journey each day together through Fresh, that’s my prayer for you.

And that’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.

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