One Approved

today's reading.
Ephesians 4:11-142 Timothy 2:15-19   And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers...

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Once we accept Christ as our Savior, when we become part of the Body of Christ, people should notice a difference in us. That difference may not be huge to start out, but as we grow in our relationship with the Lord, it should become more and more noticeable.

Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 2:15 that we should do our best to present ourselves to God as "one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." That verse hit me powerfully this morning. So much so that I've decided to print this verse out and put it in the front of my Bible so I can read it each morning. (Thank you Paul, for this daily call to action.) 

So if being "one approved...rightly handling the word of truth" is our goal, what are some things we can do to get us there? (Remember, our lives are in process.) What does being "one approved" look like realistically in our day-to-day lives? Tami W.

P.S. By the way, we're still on the topic of the Holy Spirit on the Back to the Bible program. The series runs through the 15th, so take a listen.

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