I have been greatly encouraged by the New Living Translation. I pray you will be blessed and encouraged.
 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him.  Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done.  Don’t let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, and not from Christ.  For in Christ the fullness of God lives in a human body,  and you are complete through your union with Christ. He is the Lord over every ruler and authority in the universe. – Col 2:6-10 NLT