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Colossians 1:4

Amplified Bible (AMP)

For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [[a]the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness]…

 When we were born again it was through faith in Christ Jesus. This faith continues as we lean our whole life to Him. Our entire human personality on Him. 

 Each day we have the opportunity to react to situations, either in the flesh (old nature) or react through our absolute trust & confidence in His power, in His wisdom, & in His goodness. 

 It is important that we surrender our entire personality to Him. We all have special talents, a special way of looking at the world, & a special way we interact with others. We should never let a person control or change who God has made us. He doesn’t want us to be clones of one another. 

 But we need to let God be in control of who we are. Our personality & our character need to be in subjection to the control of the Holy Spirit. 

 Personality – visible aspect of ones Character (collection of qualities) sum total of the physical, mental, emotional, & social characteristics. 

What is visible to others reveal our Character. These qualities our the sum total of the outflow of our physical, our mental, our emotional, & our social characteristics. 

 Our personality reflects what is inside us. Everyday we have a choice to let our emotions & thoughts be run by the flesh or by the Spirit. 

 Our personality should reflect His character. 

 Sometimes things come up and we start getting emotional about the situation, then we react to that situation. We might start yelling at someone or say things we regret later. But we justify that by saying well we are just human. 

 Let me talk to women right now, we have that time of the month and it makes us crabby, so we take it out on others, this should not be. We need to let God control our bodies, our minds, and our actions. We do not need to let the world make these actions acceptable. 

 There are so many things that go on around us and we just go along with them because that it the way it is. No that is not the way God wants us to be. 

 Colossians 2:6

Amplified Bible (AMP)

As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him.

 We need to regulate our lives and conduct ourselves in union with & conformity to Him, not this world. 

 Examine yourself today and see if you are letting others, the world, & your old nature rule  your life or our you letting God control your whole personality. 

 Romans 6:12-13

Amplified Bible (AMP)

12 Let not sin therefore rule as king in your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies, to make you yield to its cravings and be subject to its lusts and evil passions.

13 Do not continue offering or yielding your bodily members [and [a]faculties] to sin as instruments (tools) of wickedness. But offer and yield yourselves to God as though you have been raised from the dead to [perpetual] life, and your bodily members [and [b]faculties] to God, presenting them as implements of righteousness.

 Offer and yield yourselves to God daily. Each day surrender your personality, your Character, your whole being to the one who died for you. The one who changes you into His image. Do not let others & the world change you into their image. 

 Father each day we have opportunity to yield to one thing or another, give us wisdom & strength to be who you called us to be. Show us who we are in you. Open our eyes & understanding to the fullness of who we are in You. As events happen in our lives let us be quick to respond through our new life in You & through our new nature. Remind us each day we have the help of the Holy Spirit to carry out all Godly reactions. He is forming us into the image of your dear Son. Thank you Father for not leaving us alone in this world. As we react properly that brings Glory to you and that is our hearts desire today Lord, to give you glory, honor, & praise. In Jesus Name…AMEN…

 

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