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“We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.  For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me” (Colossians 1:28-29).

What is the goal of your faith?  Is this not it?  To be presented to Christ complete?  Remember that the word for complete is the same word we sometimes translate as perfect.  The object of our faith is to be like Christ.  It is in His image that we were created.  What does this mean?  That we are to live in the power He gives to become children of God.  See that Christ is working in you.

Lord, when I hear this it sounds so simple.  Yet each day I struggle to be my own person.  Help me by killing the old Adam.  Or should I say, “Slay the old Adam.”  Even in this I am confused, but You are not the author of confusion.  Lord, I must follow You for You alone know the path I must travel to accomplish these things.  Lead me Lord and teach me how to follow You in all  Your ways.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead the way.  You have come not only to lead the way but are the demonstration of the godly life and the goal of that life.  Lord You know all that is needed.  Guide me, O Lord, so that I may follow where You lead, doing all that You give me to do.  In You alone do I have hope and an eternal and glorious future in all that You have accomplished.  Amen.