Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Praying this for myself and my children today!  My four year old learned this verse yesterday and has been practicing saying it, although I haven't put all the words into it yet.  (Left out compassion and humility at first.)  Today we'll put all those words in and see how we do!
More important than her memorizing it, we've been talking about what this means and what it looks like.  I've tried to put it in daily scenarios for her, especially because lately some things she has told me she has said to friends at school don't show that she is clothed in kindness and patience!  I guess progress is that when she came out yesterday she told me that she wore her clothes of kindness except for 2 times.  :)  Any thoughts/ideas on this?


  1. Dad/Grandad's thoughts (since you asked) ... point out and stress the 'chosen' part. She is 'chosen' by God to be his daughter. She did not accidentally fall into this desired state nor did she make the choice herself, but ... He chose her. With that great kindness and mercy shown to her He has asked that she spread that same kindness and mercy to others.

  2. Good thoughts Dad. And you know I'm always glad to hear your thoughts whether I ask or not!