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기독교서회
Daily Devotional
2020. 11
22
일요일
NEW GROWTH
Colossians 3:1-11

If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!— 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

One morning I looked at my flowerpots, and I was sad to see that they were overgrown with grass and weeds because I had neglected them. I decided to tend to them, hoping to make them look more beautiful and well maintained. The growth of my plants had been stunted by the grass and weeds, so I pulled out all the weeds and added fertilizer to allow the plants to produce new, healthy growth.
When I finished fixing my flowerpots, I thought, So it is with me spiritually. My life would be more beautiful if I were to get rid of the grass and weeds in me. Worry, disappointment, and heartache can consume me. These “grasses” and “weeds” make it difficult for me to grow into a new creation in God. It is not always easy, but I want to continue to grow in faith so that I can glorify God through my life. I hope that as God’s children we can all welcome new growth in our faith and our lives.

Prayer |

Heavenly Father, thank you for encouraging us to grow. Help us as we strive to do our best for you. In the name of Jesus who taught us to pray, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation” (Luke 11:2-4, NIV). Amen.

Thought for the Day |

What do I need to clear away so that I can grow spiritually today?

Prayer Focus |

TO GROW IN MY FAITH

Writer |

Merry Gultom (West Java, Indonesia)