Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What Are You Wearing Today?

Everyday...except on those very rare days where I stay in pajamas all day...I get dressed. I deliberately walk to the dresser and closet, pulling out what I will wear for the day. Every morning I take off the clothes I wore to bed and clothe myself with shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, dresses...mind you not all in one day though.
Recently I was reading Colossians three. Over the past few years I have read and studied it, coming back to it on a regular basis. Last week I did a quick run through Chapter 3 making these notes to myself:
  • Seek things above, not things on the earth...what are things above?(v.1)
  • Set your mind on things do I set my mind?(v.2)
  • Have I died, hiding my life in Christ? How do I hide my life in Christ? (v.3)
  • Is Christ my life or is there something else that has my heart?(v.4)
  • Put to death; put away(take off those dirty clothes) anger, wrath, malice, slander obscene talk, lying(v.5-8)
  • Get dressed you who are God's people, with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience(v. 12)
  • Above all, finish your outfit for the day with love(v. 14)
  • Let the peace of Christ rule in you(v. 15)
  • Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly, to be at home in your heart, mind and soul (v. 16)
  • Do all to the glory of God (v. 17)
May we all dress our hearts, mind and soul everyday with the Word of God


Kathryn said...

What a great overview of Col 3! GReat reminders to not only "put off" but also to "put on"

Tamela's Place said...

haha! that is really good, great minds do think alike especially if they are the mind of the Holy Spirit...

Tammy :)