I am excited to really unpack all the richness of Colossians 3. There is so much in this Chapter that is perfect advice for living a life that honors God, that shows our thankfulness for His indescribable mercy to us. I want my family to be oriented this way. Because it is late, I need to grab sleep while I can, I will just write out verses 12-17.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through Him.”
There is just so much in these few verses that I want God to work in me as I mother my children; so much wisdom there I can use to point my children to the cross–to the One who loves them more than I ever can.