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Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV
Father I thank You that You chose me, hand-picked me as Your representative for a purpose. I represent you first in my home before anywhere else. May my heart and ways glorify you even when no one sees. Even when praise is scarce. Thank You Lord that I have been purified and made holy because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. He is my righteousness. Thank You Lord that I am loved by You… Wholly, completely, relentlessly and unconditionally. Because my righteousness is not my own and I am a recipient of Your immeasurable grace, I can clothe myself in compassion. I can be tender towards others and merciful even when they are wrong.
My security in Your love makes me whole. I am complete in Your acceptance of me. This allows me to be kind even when I have not been shown kindness or when my needs are overlooked. Because I know You see me and watch over me with great care and affection.
I walk with humility and a proper opinion of myself in light of Your holiness. I am nothing without you Lord. My righteousness is in Christ alone. Any good thing in me is because of You, Lord. Thank You that this keeps me from comparing my abilities to others, or becoming puffed up when I do something well. Thank You that my dependence on You keeps me from pride and self-righteousness. As I lean on You, You give me grace to be humble, to serve and to submit to authority.
Your love Lord, Your patience with me, moves me to be gentle with those around me. To lovingly care for them and to be Your arms outstretched to them – a channel for Your love. Your love gives me joy and strength to go through the rough times. To suffer long. To endure whatever comes with grace and a good attitude. I assume a posture of gratitude and thanksgiving before You today, God. You are good and worthy of my praise!
Love & Blessings,