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Day #5 - Put On Love

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Colossians 3:12-14

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Reflection

Like putting on the perfect outfit we put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Layering and accessorizing with these things we live together in God’s community. We know we are loved and in turn we also love. We know we are forgiven and we also forgive. We are united by love which perfectly holds all these things together. When that perfect outfit is ruined by one thing that just doesn’t go with everything else we take it right off. Holding a grudge, being bitter, coarse words, and even ignoring all clash with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience and love. Take it off, receive the grace and love of God, and forgive…fully.

Responding to the Word

Reflect on your heart today. Is there anything that I am holding against someone? God has called us to be His chosen people. Let’s ask God to show us if there is any unforgiveness holding us back or lurking in our hearts. Let’s ask God to help us forgive as He reveals His heart for us and the ‘other person or people, and as He heals our hurt we may have experienced.

Day #4 - The Ministry of Reconciliation

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Day #3 - Wrongs Turned Right

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Day #2 - No Record of Wrongs

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Day #1 - Forgiving Others

Monday, April 15th, 2013