In Colossians 3, Paul talks about our new life in Christ. He tells us that we are to take off the old nature that was led by worldly desires. In place of that, we are to “clothes ourselves” with our new nature. And he lists these items of spiritual clothing in Colossians 3:12-14.
Remember the student so eager to please the teacher that she would frequently show him her paper and ask, “Am I doing this right?” Or the child in the swimming pool calling out, “Mom……Mom…….MOM!!” because he wants her approval for the amazing thing he has just done. Was that you or someone you knew growing up? Sometimes I am like that with God. I take a step in the direction
Do you ever feel like you’re messing up a lot and wonder how Jesus could love someone like that? Well that’s where I am this week. Nothing earth-shattering but the negative conversations going on in my mind have gotten the best of me. I’m frustrated that I let myself listen to those words in my head that tell me I’ll never measure up. I’ll never be enough. I’ll never get