I Hope You Dance

My prayer for you is that God bless you with a great week close to Jesus. I hope Jesus is the single most important person in your life. I hope the goal of your life is to live for Jesus and seek to please God in all respects (Colossians 1:10). I hope you seek to be holy as God is holy (I Peter 1:16). I hope you repent of your sins daily and ask God to forgive you of your sins every day, and especially that you approach the throne of grace with confidence (Hebrews 4:14-16). I hope you respond to troubles in your life with faithful perseverance. I hope you make every effort to love and value everyone with who you come in contact. I pray you make your life about serving others as Jesus served you on the cross. That means serving and blessing husband, wife, children, parents, grandparents J, coworkers, neighbors, friends, strangers, every life counts as worthy of your Christ-like servitude. I hope you pray for God to open doors for you to share Jesus with others in wisdom and grace and love (Colossians 4:2-6). I hope heaven is your goal and by the grace of God you reach that goal as you walk by faith through this life right into eternity. I hope you “spiritually dance”.

Read II Timothy 2:1-13. Paul knows his faithful life to Jesus is about to end in execution. He writes younger Timothy to encourage him to live, serve, love and remain faithful allllll the way to the end. Then listen to I Hope You Dance by Mandisa.

2 Timothy 2:1-13

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

Here is a trustworthy saying:

If we died with him,
    we will also live with him;
if we endure,
    we will also reign with him.
If we disown him,
    he will also disown us;
if we are faithless,
    he remains faithful,
    for he cannot disown himself.

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