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'I Need Security Right Now’: Colossians 3:1-4 (Peace)

Start:Aug 04, 2020

Duration:30 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the development of the spiritual fruit of peace.

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Summary: Investing in the fruit.of peace.

Step 1

Read Galatians 5:22-23:

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

Are you ready to make an investment in the Fruit of Peace?

Step 2

Write down three things that, if they were to happen right now, would increase your sense of stability and security.

Step 3

Read Colossians 3:1-4:

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory."

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 4

Go to 'DOCUMENTS' and read Oswald Chambers comments on Colossians 3:1-4.

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 5

Oswald states:

"We talk as if living a sanctified life were the most uncertain and insecure thing we could do. Yet it is the most secure thing possible, because it has Almighty God in and behind it."

How much do you agree with his statement?

Step 6

Oswald continues:

"The most dangerous and unsure thing is to try to live without God."

Regarding your answer in Step 2, how much do you find yourself trying to increase your level of security without God (i.e. through money, what you accomplish and what other people think of you, etc)?

Step 7

Oswald goes on to state:

"When we think of being delivered from sin, being “filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18), and “walk[ing] in the light,” we picture the peak of a great mountain. We see it as very high and wonderful, but we say, “Oh, I could never live up there!” However, when we do get there through God’s grace, we find it is not a mountain peak at all, but a plateau with plenty of room to live and to grow. “You enlarged my path under me, so my feet did not slip” (Psalm 18:36)."

Regarding your views on gaining security, is there anything you would like to repent of?

If so, you can do so privately or in the space provided.

Step 8

Take a few moments to meditate on John 14:27:

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 9

Now, as you continue to meditate His word in John 14:27, ask Jesus to speak to you about His peace.

If you wish, you can write down what you receive in the space provided.

Step 10

Oswald concludes with:

"When you really see Jesus, I defy you to doubt Him. If you see Him when He says, “Let not your heart be troubled...” (John 14:27), I defy you to worry. It is virtually impossible to doubt when He is there. Every time you are in personal contact with Jesus, His words are real to you. “My peace I give to you...” (John 14:27)— a peace which brings an unconstrained confidence and covers you completely, from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. “...your life is hidden with Christ in God,” and the peace of Jesus Christ that cannot be disturbed has been imparted to you."

Is there anything you would like to thank and prasie God for?

Again, you can do so privately, or in the space provided.

Step 11

How much has this Trail increased your sense of security and peace?

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