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“For this reason we also…do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the LORD, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God…” Colossians 1:9-10

Thank you, God.  Thank you for creating me to flourish, to thrive, to live fully alive in You, daily knowing You more and more.  That was Your design.  That’s the blessing of being Yours. 

Today, I believe You are at work in me- and that if Paul prayed these things for the Colossians, then he must have believed they could become a reality for those people.  And so today, I believe they can become a reality in me.  Even when I don’t feel it, I believe it and thank You in advance for what You are doing.  

I thank You that I am being filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.  In the practical things of my upcoming decisions, in my days as a mom, friend and wife, in the spiritual things that I crave to know more…in it all, I am being FILLED with the knowledge of Your will.

I thank You that daily, Your Spirit is at work in me.  And therefore, daily, despite me, I am walking worthy of You.  I rest, trusting that I am fully pleasing to You, right here, right now.

I thank You that created me to be fruitful in EVERY good work – fruitful with Your Spirit in the dishes, in the laundry, in the diapers, in the discipline, in the traffic jams, in the grocery lines, in loading the crock-pot for the 100th time.  Fruitful in every good work.

Thank You God, that today, I can believe Your word to be active in my life, Your Spirit to show me Your heart and to increase my experience of You.

I just really love You, God, and receive the love You have for me today.  Even when I don’t feel it, I believe Your words are true, and I will thank You.

Yes and Amen.