This verse is so convicting to me as of late.
Sometimes I’m not as compassionate as I would like to be. My kindness is lacking, humility out the door, gentleness has vacated the premises and there is no such thing as patience.
I’m not representin’ so well.
Truth be told, this is the end-goal for me as a parent – I want my children to possess each of these virtues and I want it to show. Yes, they are human. They will not be perfect.
However, my hope is that this will be more of their default behavior than it is mine.
If I’m not modeling this, where will they learn?
Why is this such a struggle for those of us confined to the flesh?
God’s mercies are so great each day and I love that it’s never too late to try. That He grants us that blank, clean slate each and every day.
Even when we least deserve it.
Will you join me in memorizing Colossians 3:12 and praying for God to clothe your words in these virtues each day? If so, I would love to hear how this verse has impacted your interactions with others!
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I agree. Many of us want to live this verse, but are we truly reflecting it. I’m one of the ones who too is struggling. I’ll be memorizing this verse with you. Let you know how it goes.
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Oh what an awesome and convicting word! Thanks for sharing today.
Hope you have a blessed WFW♥
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This reminds me of the fruits of the spirit which is one of my favorite verses. I will have to add this one.
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This is the truth isn’t it? We can say it all we want but unless we are showing it thru our actions it speaks nothing to our babes and they then will not learn or care themselves. This is one of those verses that requires ACTION!
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Isn’t it good, though, to know we can change clothes? Whew! We can take off our grumpiness and put on patience and compassion.
I need to go put on Christ right now. See ya later! ;)
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AMEN sistah! I’m with you…I need a dose of all of the above! Putting on a whole new wardrobe! ;)!
His mercies really are new every morning!!!! I love knowing I am not the only one. Uh…sorry. Thanks for your fun truth.
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I would love to think that since I’ve been a Christian for 51 years that I possess all he qualities listed in this verse. But, that’s just not the case. I continue to struggle day in and day out. And, I will likely continue to struggle until the day He calls me home, but thank goodness for his forgiveness and mercy. I shall “keep on keeping on.”
Blessings to you!
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Compassion? Kindness? Patience? Are you sure? ‘Cause those are unnatural.
Oh, Lord, have mercy! It is a wonder that He does have mercy! And that He gives us the Spirit, where all these virtues have their source. Thank God I don’t have to dredge these up out of myself, or they wouldn’t be found!
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ooo I love this!
and you got me on your post above this! I need to go and finish reading it! LOL
I was thinking today that my boy is about ready to learn a new verse and then I read your blog. This is totally the next one we do. Just think…this verse becomes a part of you before you are three…what could that mean for the kind of person you will be? Thanks ~Jessica
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love the close line!! And especially “If I’m not modeling this, where will they learn?”
thanks girl – fantastic this struck our fancies at the same time! God is so good! Hope you are well – make up and all (giggle).
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