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COLOSSIANS 3:16 – May Scripture

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”

Colossians 3:16

This scripture speaks to me more than ever. I was stuck in a job that, while it brought 25 years of happiness, it had become and anchor around my neck. I really wanted to be in his presence everyday and while I reached out to co-workers and customers speaking of God’s words it was not where I felt I could best serve him.

I prayed daily for over 5 years for a new job. I told God what I wanted, and I must admit I was devasted with each door that closed allowing no change to occur. Then a dear friend reminded me that instead of asking God for what you want to ask Him what he wants for you.

I changed my prayer to “Lord I want to be where I can see you daily.”  Low and behold in a few weeks a friend told me about a job opening, and while I was nervous about the yes, I had a joyful peace and knew it was where I should be.

I returned to be the Administrative Assistant at the Catholic elementary school my two girls went. I had always felt at home in this community and while my children moved on, I continued to always support this school and wanted children to be in a safe community where God’s word is spoken and displayed endlessly.

Today I can proclaim His name and sing his praises daily, sharing moments of prayer, encouragement and telling all those sweet little ones that God loves them. One asked me how I knew this, and the answer was easy – because He love me. How does this scripture move you, are you grateful for all He has done for you and do you share that praise freely?

Scripture reflection – Penny Bailey

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