9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:9-10
The words “live a life worthy” popped out at me while I read this passage. How do we live a life worthy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? I think the key is in verse 10 to serve His church and His people. It says to bear fruit in every good work. When we set about doing the good work God has set for us then we will bear much fruit. We will see lives changed before our very eyes. I never get tired of seeing this supernatural change happen every month at my church. I think back to a couple that was in our new members class and seeing their eyes wide with wonder, where do we begin. They were uncertain to where they were going to serve, but they had that desire to serve. Now they are some major leaders in our church. In fact the husband is one of the leaders of our parking team and he has people wanting to join that team consistently because he made it a fruitful environment for them. Our parking team has fun at our church and is the most important first step to entering our church, you don’t want to drive in and see someone there not smiling or glad you are there. They work very hard at making people feel extra welcomed. If people are new they get a sense of family when they enter our church. That is the kind of good works Paul is taking about here, to be others focus, not focused on ourselves. Granted life gives us some major drawbacks, but as I said in the prior blog we can find peace in the turmoil. One of the ways is what Paul basically says here, to serve like crazy.