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5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. kjv
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him.
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. kjv
5 I’m a long way off, true, and you may never lay eyes on me, but believe me, I’m on your side, right beside you. I am delighted to hear of the careful and orderly ways you conduct your affairs, and impressed with the solid substance of your faith in Christ.
6 You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him.
7 You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving. THE MESSAGE
When we are faithful and show it by steadfastness in serving the Lord this is a blessing to other Christians and especially brings joy to church leaders. We now know the love of Jesus, so we need to walk in the light of this love. When we do dwell in the love of Jesus by listening to him in prayer, then we become strong in Him. We become a steadfast Christian rooted and grounded in our faith. Then, when the trials begin, we stop and say I have been reconstructed by Jesus Christ for this moment. Behold the power of the Lord which will now be evident in my life. Confess his love, victory and steadfastness by faith in the midst of trial, temptation and suffering.
Jesus now that you have redeemed us, accepted us as your own and you are infilling us. We can now live and walk as we should in Christ Jesus. Jesus you can be exemplified in our life in everyday circumstances. You can reach the sinner, the commoner, the fatherless and widows, because we come in contact with them daily. Teach us to submit to your perfect will, reach out our helping hand to each person that you love and care for. Let us realize and explain to others that God loves them so much that he sent us to bless them in His Name. There are so many lonely people in the world that need to know that Jesus not only loves them, but that he would send his servant to minister just to them. He may have us endure a difficult circumstance at a bad job, in the hospital or an auto garage, but this way he brings us to the doorstep of the needy person he wants us to minister to. Jesus open our eyes, make our hearts willing, give us your compassion; take away embarrassment, greediness, worry and anything that would distract us from being there for others.