Posts Tagged ‘Colossians’

We often talk talk about how, as Christians, we must forgive others when they hurt or upset us.

Colossians 3:13 (The Passion Translation)

Tolerate the weaknesses of those in the family of faith, forgiving one another in the same way you have been graciously forgiven by Jesus Christ. If you find fault with someone, release this same gift of forgiveness to them.

But forgiveness isn’t just something we need to offer to others. It can sometimes be easier to forgive others for what they do/say, than for us to forgive ourselves for our mistakes. It’s probably just because we feel we should be more in control of ourselves, our words and our actions, that we have higher expectations of ourselves. However we must treat ourselves just as well as we treat other, by showing ourselves forgiveness.


Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. ~ Colossians 4:5-6 (NIV)

How can we expect other sot come to God, if they don’t see God in our actions?

People who don’t know God, don’t see us in church, they see how we act and talk outside of church, in our everyday lives. Our words and actions should be the same whether we are in church or not, but sadly for many they are like two different people.

I pray today that my life will be a reflection of Christ, regardless of whether I’m at church or elsewhere.

Doing everything

Posted: November 1, 2018 in bible, life, love, music, quotes, religion
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We can do all we want, but if don’t appreciate what we’re doing or why we’re doing it, are we really “doing everything”?

Yes, we need to live our life how God wants us to. However if we don’t do it willingly, or don’t understand why we’re doing it, we really aren’t doing what God wants us to do – We need to enjoy living our life for God, and in doing so we will automatically find we are thanking God for his love and direction in our life.

There is a prayer I say today and every day

I’m better at some of those things than others, but with God’s help, I know I can become better at all of them. I pray God will give each of those qualities so that we may help those around us who need to know God’s love.

In Colossians 1:17 (NIV) we read, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together”.

I’ve read this verse a number of times over the years, and have turned back to it each time have had “one of those days” when everything just seems to go wrong. Those words just remind me that no matter how bad my day may be, God is there with me, and will get me through it.

Whenever you have “one of those days”, what do you do and who do you turn to?

I pray that no matter what your day may bring you, you will always believe and trust that God is there with you, through it all.



Do you do everything in God’s name?


Posted: October 24, 2014 in bible, life, love, pray, prayer, quotes, religion
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Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Are you “overflowing with thankfulness”?

God expects us to not only live for Him, but to be thankful for all he does for us. How do we do that? There are many ways we can show our gratitude to God for all He does for us: by thanking him in prayer; by telling others about all the wonderful things He has done for us, and remind everyone that God wants to have a relationship with them too.




Colossians 3:15-17 (CEV)

Each one of you is part of the body of Christ, and you were chosen to live together in peace. So let the peace that comes from Christ control your thoughts. And be grateful. Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives, while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other. With thankful hearts, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. Whatever you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks to God the Father because of him.

“And be grateful” – What a phrase! What an instruction!

But here’s the question, are you grateful to God for choosing you?

Do you thank God regularly for choosing you, and for being in control of your life?

Say thanks to God today for all he does for you each day.

I don’t know about you, but I still struggle to be patient. I’ve often thought that being a perfectionist makes me even more impatient, as it means I expect perfection from myself all the time, and when I fail at something, or don’t do it to the time or quality I expect, I get annoyed and frustrated with myself.

Thankfully, God knows and understands that the worries of our lives, our families, our finances, our work, all combine to make it difficult for us to be patient when we’re struggling with life.

Colossians 3:12-13 (NIV)

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.

I need patience, do you?

Just remember God can help us find patience even during our most difficult of day, so turn to Him, and ask Him to teach you how to be patient, particularly during times of trial.

Following on from my recent posts about how to recommit your life to God, today I’d like to give you some thoughts on what to do now you have recommitted your life to Him.

Colossians 2:6-7 (The Message)

My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.

When we fully commit our life to God, regardless of whether it’s for the first time, the second time, or however many times, our role as a Christian is only just beginning. i.e. Instead of just carrying on living our life as we were, we must take action – Action for God.

God teaches us how to live our life, and how to pass on His teaching to others, so our job as a Christina is just beginning when we give our life, and our all to God. Start working for God today by living as God has instructed us to.