#15 Colossians 3:17 And Whatever You DoOn April 18, 2021 by Amy Burgin
Episode#15 Colossians 3:17
Welcome to The Christgazing Podcast. I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Joy Burgin and usually I’m here with my mom Amy Burgin. She’s away this week, but don’t worry, she’ll be back.
Christgazing, similar to stargazing, is the act of gazing on the beauty of the Lord. This podcast is for those of us who long to do just that, gaze upon the Lord and find his presence in the midst of this crazy world with its calendars and circumstances breathing down our necks and masquerading as our bosses. This podcast is also for you if you don’t really know who Jesus is. We make room for you to put aside what the world or religion has taught you so you might see for yourself. Each week we focus on one passage from the Bible as Joy reads it several times and creates stillness after each reading to consider what it is God wants us to know. In this, we make room for a living conversation with God under the great expectation that together, we will see him, hear his voice and know him more. Since episode 5, we have covered Colossians 3 verses 1-16. Today finish with verse 17.
Pour Out Your Heart to God
Before Joy reads that verse, take 30 seconds to pour out your heart to God, whether it be thanksgiving, hurt, sorrow, joy, peace, fear, a long to-do list or nothing to do – Whatever is on your mind, name it and bring it to the Lord in these next 30 seconds.[Pause and pour out]
What Does This Passage Say About God?
I’m going to read today’s passage two times. As I read, consider the question, “What does this passage say about God?” What does he want? What has he done? What is doing? What does he value?
Take a few moments to answer the question, “What does this passage tell you about God?”[Pause and know]
What Does This Passage Say About People?
As I read the scripture again, consider the question, “What does this passage tell you about people?” What do people think? What do people do? What do people need?
Take a few moments to answer the question, “What does this passage tell you about people?”[Pause and know]
Lord, What Would You Have Me Know or Do Today?
As I read for the last time, ask God the question, “Lord, what would you have me do today in response to this passage?” Remember, he is a good father. God wants you to know him better. He never condemns or belittles but rather, he is the lifter of our heads.
Take a few moments to listen for his voice as you ask him, “Lord, what would you have me know or do today?”[Pause and listen]
Christgazer, may the Lord bless you and keep you. May he cause his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May he turn his face toward you and give you peace and whatever you do today, may you do it all in the name of The Beautiful One, Jesus.
The Word of the Lord in Isaiah 51 says,
“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness
and who seek the LORD:
Look to the rock from which you were cut
and to the quarry from which you were hewn;
look to Abraham, your father,
and to Sarah, who gave you birth.
When I called him he was only one man,
and I blessed him and made him many.
The LORD will surely comfort Zion
and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden,
her wastelands like the garden of the LORD.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
My mom and I will be back again next week to go Christgazing together. We leave you the truth we don’t want to forget, When you put your trust in Christ, you are one in whom he dwells and delights, a dearly loved child of God. You are royalty in his strong and unshakeable kingdom. Though trouble abounds, Christ prevails and so do you.