For someone like Paul, and for all of us ultimately, we can pray expectantly knowing that when we do so, He answers us perfectly.
What if this Colossians 3:18-4:1 passage is actually about God Himself, and His great love for us?
We need the right attire for the right situations—something we see so clearly explained with Paul's words in Colossians 3:12-17.
There is a danger in getting stuck in the weeds.
What sort of "shadows" are blocking you from seeing Jesus Christ as He really was, is, and is to come?
Have you experienced God's great love, grace, and mercy in your life, however big or small it might have been?
"Secret knowledge" seems like something worth striving to attain, until you realize all that is really needed is no longer hidden at all.
Without Jesus at the center, it all falls apart.
When we think and pray for others to have their faith strengthened, and help make it so, we discover something far bigger than ourselves.