Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Copyright © 2015 by Bible League International. Amen. Let us pray:  Heavenly Father, help us to be patient with one another and treat each other with kindness as we look for healing in our own lives. In a world full of unmerciful, unkind, proud, harsh, and impatient people, let us always reflect the loving nature of our gracious God. Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of, Alison Obr. The Apostle Paul said that God "chose what the world thinks is not important—what the world hates and thinks is nothing. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. As the elect of God we are to be holy for He is holy.. we are to put on a heart of compassion and bring forth the spiritual fruit of kindness, and humility, gentleness and patience - and we are to bear with one another in love, forgiving each other with grace.. just as God in Christ has forgiven us. God showed us mercy and saved us while we were still sinners. He could have punished us, but He didn’t. What a privilege to know that we are the elect of God and that our new nature is renewed day by day, according to the image of Him who created us - where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free but that Christ is all and in all - and so we are exhorted as those who have been chosen of God and position in Christ to be holy and beloved - set apart for His glory. Teach us compassion and humility to help those struggling in their own lives and lead us to walk with them in their healing. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. We should, therefore, be gentle in our dealings with other people. A word that is tainted with emotion and stigma in our world today. After months of prayer, contemplation, and family counseling, I felt a large presence whispering to forgive and be patient. So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; What wonderful truths are shared about the believers position in Christ and our special relationship to our heavenly Father. Today’s devotion is by Alison Obr. Finally, we should be patient. The anger I had towards my grandmother made it impossible to “bear with her and forgive her.” While I have unconditional love for her, it took me many months to even speak with her. He became a railroad worker and retired from the position with a modest pension. Suicide. After I forgave my Grams, I finally was able to rebuild those relationships that existed when I was a child. This taking off the old and putting on the new that Paul describes is the essence of following Jesus. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. On the morning of 22 December 2019, a bus driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) was driving her route when she spotted something terrifying. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here. New International Version (NIV), Have reminders sent directly to your email, Pause your devotional at any time to read at your own pace. Our old sin nature was severed at the cross and our new life in Him is hidden with Christ in God, to His praise and glory - and one day we will be glorified in Christ - for when Christ, Who is our life, shall appear, then we shall also appear with Him in glory. Sometimes tragedy happens for a reason and although this is a tragedy, I would never wish for anyone, it has taught me to be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient towards those struggling with their own demons in this world. Change ). Naked people have little or no influence on society.” “Dress for success” is still common advice that is wisely considered. God chose us. Amen. We renounce sin in all its forms and repent of our old, broken way of living for ourselves. He loves you. Colossians 3:12-17 12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 ERV: God has chosen you and made you his holy people. Colossians 3:12 Treasury of Scripture Knowing, The Concentration Of Spiritual Energy (part 1). He could have been harsh with us. I also know sometimes the hardest thing to do is verbalized the hurt which can be the first step in forgiveness. Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS). Last year around this time my family had to deal with the pain and emotion of almost losing a loved one to suicide. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. May God bless you and your Grams. We were still sinners, yet God loved us and saved us through Jesus Christ. Just as God was and is patient with us, so should we be patient with those around us. First, we should be merciful. Help us to forgive one another for our actions, as we are not perfect in this life. God did this so that no one can stand before him and boast about anything" (1 Corinthians 1:28-29). ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Post was not sent - check your email addresses! We should be humble. When the king heard about this, it did not go well for him (Matthew 18:21-35). ( Log Out /  Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Thank You that I am washed in the blood of the Lamb.. by grace through faith in Him and have been made a new creation in Christ and eternally positioned in Him - to Your praise and glory. Thanks you for sharing your story. I hope Gram’s is coping much better now too. Colossians 3:12 ERV: God has chosen you and made you his holy people.He loves you. It’s many things: familiar carols, bright lights, seasonal decorations, family gatherings, great food, and special worship services. We have nothing, therefore, to brag about. All rights reserved. Take a moment to read through these verses and We should be gentle. In fact, historians claim that it is very likely that Paul was in prison during the time that he wrote this letter. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages.

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