Exercise Spiritual Muscles

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering: bearing with one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

Colossians 3:12-13

Paul gives us a clear-cut description of how a Christian should live.   Period.  He leaves no room for exemptions, clauses, or excuses.

This is how we are called to live, and if we don’t live this way, we are not only dishonoring God, but we are so poorly misrepresenting Him that we are hypocrites and stumbling blocks, both for other Christians and for the lost people in the world.

This way of life that we are called to is not “easy”, but it does become more “do-able” as you practice it and exercise those “spiritual muscles”.  We should do this so often that it becomes second nature to us, what we choose on first impulse.

“Lord, I pray to be like that”

1 Comment »

  1. Nancy Said:

    I want to be tender-hearted and long suffering with those who do not yet know you and for whom I pray. If I do not forgive their ways when they really are in Satan’s clutches, then God will not forgive me when I sin. On first impulse I want to show love. I like this quote: “You cannot hide love and a cough.” May I love them in Jesus’ name until they are released from darkness into the light.

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