As I pondered on what direction to go this month with this spirituality goal, I was brought to some of my favorite passages within Corinthians and Ephesians. The apostle Paul speaks powerfully with words inspired of God, wrought within his heart through personal experience and divine inspiration. I don't even want to choose any specific scripture because it is just so difficult to decide! Yet, the whole point of this monthly challenge is to take one scripture and apply it to life, consistently and practically. So, I will choose a few verses this month as a compromise with myself.
I want to focus on some concise attributes that Paul directs to our attention. In doing so, I hope I will be able to realize how to follow Christ more fully in my daily life by changing my perspective and attitudes:
2 Corinthians 4:8-10
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair.
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.We will have problems. There are and will be things that break us down, but we do not have to be broken. Through Christ's Atonement, we can find peace and joy no matter our circumstances.
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