"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Colossians 3: 1-17

This hit me really hard today: What Christians SHOULD do

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of his Creator. Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, or free, but Christ is all and is in all.
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 whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in a 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 word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach to admonish on another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

Doing "all in the name of the Lord Jesus" means bringing honor to Christ in every aspect and activity of daily living. As a Christian, we represent Christ at all times - wherever we go and whatever we say. What impression do people have of Christ when they see me?  or you?  When they talk to me?  or you? What changes do we need to make in our lives in order to honor Christ?

Just on my mind today so I thought I would share it.


  1. Hi! Katie! I love your post today! It is so refreshing to be "Refreshed" with the word of God! I have really enjoyed all of your recent posts of those precious children! Oh! what a Gift! and I am so Happy for Stacy! I just Praise God for His gift to her and her family! I will just Thank Him again for this pregnancy! You girls are so precious and I just enjoy watching your babies grow, and have "Mommies" that Love the Lord! You will be Blessed by raising them in the admonition of the Lord! "Fall" Blessings to you and your Family.