Ready for this? I’ve been waiting for Friday with bated breath…and I sure am happy it’s here! Hope you are too and I’d love to read what you come up with for this prompt (it was a hard one for me!)
“Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12
I love reading and I love reading books with people so Kelly Minter’s “The Fitting Room” happening over at the Bloom Book Club through (in)courage fit right into my summer plans.
The verse the book focuses around is that lovely one above…but see, the thing I’m realizing about a lot of things is that I get it backwards. I start out with the list of “do’s” rather than the “be” and the this is who you are.
Lately, that’s been my heart…to BE. to BE comfortable in my own skin. to BE comfortable with my story. to BE myself. to BE who God called and made me to BE.
Back to the verse…even in Bible college, I heard over and over whenever you see a “therefore” pay attention! Get the order right. Go first and see what’s behind and then look at the verse.
As a daughter of the King, I GET to wear these clothes. I am not a daughter because I wear the clothes and I sure can’t manufacture the clothes myself. Nope. They come with who I am not what I do.
Such a leap from my head to my heart. To get those truths deep within my heart rather than just up in my head.