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Live in You Richly

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A believer, in recovery, looking to the Bible to know who I am in Christ.

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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16

The Word

Who am I in Christ? Well, as a believer, I must let the word of Christ dwell in me RICHLY. Not once a week. Not trickle, trickle. Richly.

I never took this seriously until a few years ago. As a teen and in my adult years, I leaned on my "rich" Christian private school training.

But here's the problem, you can't dump the word in for years and then sit. And that's exactly what I did. I was arrogant about what I knew. And the more I knew, the less I seemed to know. I struggled to put the word into practice when things got hard.

In my mind, the way to let the word of Christ dwell in you richly is the following. Normally, read the word daily. Read, think, and pray about it. Also, hear the word preached, in person. I can also watch sermons and seminary lessons (for free) on the internet. I live in an age of abundant Bible teaching.

Vital

I enjoy my morning. I wake an hour or so before I leave for work and use a read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan. I've done this for some years. I use bible.com which has numerous Bible reading plans to choose from. Currently, I'm using the ESV Study Bible plan. And I love it. Lots of these devotionals spring from that reading.

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My freshman and Sophomore years in college, I all but quit going to church. Hey, I was going to a Christian University, right? That was a huge mistake. College is not church. Every believer needs to fellowship with a body of believers, I think weekly or more.

These are ways to let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. There may be others too. I know these are vital to my life in Christ.

Lord, may your word dwell in me. Richly. Today. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

© 2022 Arseayli

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