“Beyond all these things” (compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness)”put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.” Colossians 3:14 NASB
Love. To love like God first loved us is a lifelong pursuit. Whenever I am feeling catty, harsh, impatient or critical, it really shifts things when I pause to think what God sees in me. And remember He loves me anyway. As I go through my day and sometimes feel like taking issue over getting the credit I think I deserve, or taking advantage of an opportunity to influence or control a situation, I have to pause and remember that God loves me so much that I do not need to try to manipulate or control to reach an outcome. It helps me to stay in that unselfish and uncontrolling place. He has a plan for me. He will guide me. God wants His saints to stand firm together. Not to ostracize or isolate each other. To be bound in unity. To stand together in His love.
Father God, help me stand firmly in unity and love.