Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Putting on Me Some Love

Hey Y'all,
This is a quick one today but it is something I have on my mind after reading in my quiet time this morning.

Colossians 3: 12-17 In these verses Paul is admonishing the believers to "put on" the new man and not walk in the ways of the old man.

He uses the words "put on" several times as in "put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering...But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection."

Put on love? Not feel love? Not dwell in love? Put on love?

Like something that goes on the outside? He goes on to tell us to "let peace rule IN your heart...let the word of God dwell IN you richly." These things are to be in us, while love and kindness, and mercy is for us to put on? Why?

As I have meditated on this today, I think it is because these are actions for outside the body. Things we will do that affect others. While peace and and the Word of God affects us ourselves. So then, these things must play out in our inner being.

It does not mean fake it or wear it like a mask that you can take off. It means wear these things for others to see, hear, touch and even smell on you. Examples: see kindness, feel tender mercies and smell the fragrance of absolute love...His love!

What do you think?

Tonight as I head to church, I think I'm going be putting on a few extra layers so others can take em' off of me and enjoy!

Love Ya!


skoots1mom said...

at times love is a choice instead of a feeling...our choices to step up with His strength; for when we are weak then He is strong :)
pick it up and put it on, girl

loved this post!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Looking forward to meeting you at She Speaks...I'll be looking for those pink pumps. :)

Beverlydru said...

Hi Pamela, I'm still catching up on blog reading and have been touched and encouraged by your "Almost" story. Deep stuff... good stuff. Thanks for trusting enough to share. That's surely a sign that healing has come. You are FREE!