Colossians 1:9-12 (NIVUK)
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, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

What is it that you want out of life? In the first chapter of his letter to the Colossians, Paul gives his checklist for what God is looking for from our lives, four marks of a life well lived. He wants us to:

  1. Do good
  2. Know God
  3. Be persistent in faith
  4. Be thankful

How are you doing in these areas? How are you doing well? What do you need to work at?

Father, I want my life to please you – help me to grow in these areas by your Spirit

Today’s New Testament in a Season readings: Colossians 1-3