Giving Thanks for Daily Dish Six

DAILY DISH: Carbohydrates of Colossians

The whole book of Colossians is a tasty and hearty meal. I could eat from this book every day. It is filling with every bite and that is why I like to chew on it little by little. Let’s give thanks and bite into these two verses from the first chapter today:

 He is the One we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

“Today, just today.” 

Simple words that changed the outcome of today. When my friend sent me the text, she was proclaiming Christ with all wisdom in order that I could fully mature in Christ. I have been too worried about tomorrow, and next week and next month. She was admonishing me to look upward and she was teaching me something I apparently taught her in her darkness nights.

“Today, just today.”

My circumstances haven’t changed but my perspective has (at least for today).

And at least today I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ has so powerfully worked in me. It takes discipline to keep your mind and eyes on Christ. So my thankful thoughts are for the energy that He has given me to do just that.

“Tomorrow is rough. Today is enough.” Jodie Dye



About Jodie Dye

Originally from the Detroit, Michigan area, Jodie has made Bradenton, FL her home since October 2015. A former gang member and drug addict who had lost all hope of living, Dye felt the Lord calling her to follow him on Sept. 1, 1992. She has been following Jesus Christ for over 25 years with a greater addiction than she had with drugs. Her life testifies that God can create beauty from the hopeless cases in today’s society. What the enemy meant for her demise, God turned everything around and all things became new in her life. Bill and Jodie Dye married in October 10, 2010. They have three children each, making their lovely family a model of the brady bunch. Her calling is to prepare the Church for the coming of Jesus Christ. She is very passionate about helping people inside the Church walls to know their identity in Christ so they can be better equipped to live out what they believe. She has written four books with the focus on this preparation. Her book called Beauty Treatments: Prepare to Meet Your King helps the Bride of Christ prepare to meet King Jesus for when He returns. Jodie directs and hosts Beauty Treatment retreats, workshops and conferences. She has also been a speaker at various women's events and conferences. For more information on the next retreat, please visit
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One Response to Giving Thanks for Daily Dish Six

  1. t3770msw says:

    Love the quote at end. That’s true.


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