“[Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from the dead.” Colossians 2:12 ->me: Our sinful nature, and its power over our lives, was stripped off when we put out faith and
trust into the God who can and has raised His Son from the dead. This same dead-rising power is the power that delivered me from my old life in sin to a new life in His Son and eventually into eternity with Him. Through Baptism we show the world that our old selves died with Christ and now have risen to join a body of believers; that through their fruit of taking care of the poor and losing self to join in the service to others as Christ demonstrated in His life, even unto death, might show the grace of God a
vailable to everyone. Lord God, strengthen my spirit and increase my faith that I may worship You by giving myself to others and losing my pride. Help me to be aware of Your every calling to opportunities placed before me so that I might make You proud by fulfilling my purpose for Your Kingdom.