Monday, January 3, 2011

NIPTO, Day 330

Today has been laid back, for the most part. Got up (kind of), laid in bed and read chapter 2 of Becoming A Contagious Christian by Bill Hybles. Then I got out of bed and ate breakfast. Surfed the 'net for a bit. Talked to Lauren about ballet this spring. Went on a walk. Ate lunch and watched Chuck. Went to babysit. Came home from babysitting 30 minutes after arriving. Did some plies because I'm cool like that. Listened to Dave Ramsey and made the playlist that I'm listening to right now.

NIPTO? Methinks yes.
Colossians 2:6-15
 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

As Christians we need to remain/stay in Christ. We need to be deeply rooted in him... like a tree. When firmly rooted in faith we're
strengthened and have more of an ability to be thankful. 

 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

We need to make sure that we stay in truth. People will try to deceive us. Or at least try to get us distracted from God.

 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

Jesus lives in bodily form. Flesh and blood. And through Jesus we've "been brought to fullness." Whatever that means. Jesus... or God... has power over everything. All powers and authorities. 
And then there's some stuff about circumcision. The old self was put away when we were circumcised by Christ. Buried in baptism (sin was drowned. Hah.) and then raised as Jesus was.

 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

When we were dead, God made us alive. He forgave us in our "dead-ness" and canceled our sins. Our sins were nailed to the cross. God made a public spectacle of our sins and won against our sins on the cross. AWESOME!

It's time for dinner. Sooooooo adios!

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