Spending alone and quiet time with the Lord is so important, and I have found it to be imperative for me to grow in that "gentle and quiet spirit" while being a Mommy. However, "alone" and "quiet" times are hard to come by, especially with a newborn! :-)
But I have been grabbing and snatching them when I can lately, and I have just finished reading Colossians. A short passage in chapter 3 caught my attention last week. In fact, it struck such a chord with me as verses our family really needed to hear that I posted it in the bathroom. (This is a favorite spot for me to post much-needed-verses. ;-)
"Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection" (Colossians 3:12-14).
What a wonderful reminder to me to be longsuffering and to bear with one another. What a great reminder to my children when they have a complaint against another to not run and tattle but to bear with one another and forgive one another.
So when we get up each morning, we need to remember what to "put on." Tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, and longsuffering are not found in our closets or in the dresser drawers (or in the dryer if you are at my house ;-). They are found in Christ and in His Word.
Did you get properly dressed this morning?
In the Heart of our Home,