We Are Chosen

12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.” Colossians 3:12-13 NASB

What does it mean that we are chosen?  Well, as God’s chosen ones we are called to a higher standard of behavior.  His standard.  We have to come to know Him and know His ways.  His ways are very different. They are a reflection of His heart: compassionate, kind, humble, gentle and patient. Forgiving. It’s a beautiful and tall order.  So I give thanks.  I thank God for the light yoke that He has for us.  He never intended us to take the world on by ourselves.  I ask Him to show me how to rest in Him. Trust Him.  Trust His desires for me.  Trust His love for me.  I am thankful for His faithfulness and for His Presence in my life.  I pray for humility, patience and gentleness in all things.

Ephesians 4:24, Romans 12:9-10, Galatians 5:6

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