Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him (Colossians 3:10; NLT).
1. The more like Jesus we become,
The less we need to say
For, as our minds grow more like his,
We share our thoughts all day.
2. The more like Jesus we become,
The less we need to fear,
For, as our hearts grow more like his,
We share each dread and tear.
3. The more like Jesus we become,
The less we need to ask
For, as our souls grow more like his,
We share his sacred task.
4. The more like Jesus we become,
The less we need to cling
For here, on earth, and after death,
We’re wholly one with him.
This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ (Ephesians 4:13; NLT).
You …are complete through your union with Christ
(Colossians 2:10; NLT).
1. We are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him (1 John 3:2; NLT).
When you pray, don’t babble on …for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him (Matthew 6:7-8; NLT).
Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).
We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely (Psalm 139:4; NIV).
We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5; NIV).
2. Do not be afraid, for I am with you (Genesis 26:24; NLT).
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
He knows the secrets of every heart (Psalm 44:21; NLT).
In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
3. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him (Philippians 3:9; NLT).
I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace (Acts 20:24; NIV).
All of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him (2 Corinthians 5:18; NLT).
My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life (John 10:10; NLT).
4. Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8; NIV).
If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it (Matthew 10:39; NLT).
Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).
I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me (John 17:23; NLT).
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).