The Living Word

 

Created anew

In Christ Jesus

Precious 

And true.

 

Purified

Whole

In my weakness 

Your strength.

 

Belittled and shamed

You whisper 

“I AM 

Your gold.”

 

You’re lifting my head

No words can undo

Your Words 

Are burning in me.

 

Walking steady 

Steadfast and sure

Knowing 

I’m Yours.

 

Living witness 

Silently strong 

Boasting

In Your blood alone.

 

Your grace

My gift to bear

Your canopy 

Fruit lush and ripe.

 

The less I have

The more You grow 

Blessed in my hunger 

And my thirst.

 

Not by might 

Nor by power 

But by the Spirit 

Of Your Living Word.

 

 

 

Colossians 1:19-20 (ESV)

19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

 

Philippians 4:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

 

1 Corinthians 16: 13 NASB

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith [see 4102 below], act like men, be strong [see 2901 below].

 

HELPS Word-studies (source: https://biblehub.com/greek/4102.htm)

 

4102 pístis (from 3982/peithô, “persuade, be persuaded”) – properly, persuasion (be persuaded, come to trust); faith.

 

Faith (4102/pistis) is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by people. In short, 4102/pistis (“faith”) for the believer is “God’s divine persuasion” – and therefore distinct from human belief (confidence), yet involving it. The Lord continuously births faith in the yielded believer so they can know what He prefers, i.e. the persuasion of His will (1 Jn 5:4).

 

[4102 (pistis) in secular antiquity referred to a guarantee (warranty). In Scripture, faith is God’s warranty, certifying that the revelation He inbirthed will come to pass (His way).

 

Faith (4102/pistis) is also used collectively – of all the times God has revealed (given the persuasion of) His will, which includes the full revelation of Scripture (Jude 3). Indeed, God the Lord guarantees that all of this revelation will come to pass! Compare Mt 5:18 with 2 Tim 3:16.]

 

HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 2901 krataióō (from 2904 /krátos) – to prevail by God’s dominating strength, i.e. as His power prevails over opposition (gains mastery). See 2904 (kratos). For the believer, 2901 /krataióō (“attain mastery, the upper-hand”) operates by the Lord inworking faith (His persuasion, 4102 /pístis).

 

 

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