March 28, 2015 – Colossians 3:12

Colossians3-12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.  You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. I Peter 3:3-4The beauty potions that shine from the heart enhance the effects of age – the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.  The loveliness of compassion, the sweetness of gentleness, the beauty of humility and kindness reveal the inner delicacy of the Holy Spirit.  No matter the lack of the outer loveliness – the mystery and allure of inner beauty trumps outer beauty.The How of this beauty is through the mind — thinking about the things of heaven — not the things of earth.  A new life with Jesus Christ elevates our inner being to dwell with Him, tucked into real life, hidden in Jesus.  Dying to the old life, our hearts shine forth like the light placed on a stand where all can see.You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of the dust, You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of us….(Gungor) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDNi5eCigqwSince you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand.  Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.  For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.  And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. Colossians 3:1-4