We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me. Colossians 1:28-29
Look at Paul's aim, to present everyone perfect in Christ. Paul dreamed of the day each person would be safe in Christ. What was his method? Counseling and teaching. Paul's tools? Verbs. Nouns. Sentences. Lessons. The same equipment you and I have…
Was it easier then than now? Don't think so. Paul called it work. To this end I labor, he wrote. Labor means work. Work means homes visited, people taught, classes prepared.
How did he do it? What was his source of strength? He worked with all the energy he so powerfully works in me.
As Paul worked, so did God… And as you work, so does the Father.
When God Whispers Your Name (Max Lucado)