Called and equipped – to become more like Jesus

“12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 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. 17 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.” (Colossians 3:12-17).

Holiness, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness, love, peace, wisdom, thanksgiving – this is a description of our Lord Jesus Christ: and it’s what we are called to be! So often, we fall short of what the Lord calls us to be – but  let’s never forget this – He does more than calling us; He also equips us. Becoming more like Jesus – this is to be the goal of our lives.  When we miss the target, He doesn’t give up on us. He keeps on working with us. He doesn’t lose sight of what He wants to do in us and through us. May this be to each of us a word of encouragement!

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