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Clothed in Christ

Daily reading: Colossians 3:12-17
June 30, 2015

Focus scripture: Therefore, as God's choice, holy and loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12

We identify one another by the clothes we wear.  

I know that Chef Roman at The Mustard Seed Cafe is ready to work when he has his hair net on and he has on his chef's shirt.  I know that a doctor is working when they walk down the hall in their scrubs.  I know that a police officer is on duty when she is wearing her uniform.

Clothes say a lot about us.

What do you like to wear?

The author of Colossians is more concerned with how we clothe our personalities than by what we wear on the outside.

If we are to clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience we will need to take off our prejudice, pride, and intolerance to make room for the Spirit's movement in our lives.

Will others through our actions today recognize the risen Christ?  

Prayer:  God clothe me today in…

Serving Others

This week I am on a mission trip with Disciple Summer Mission in Albuquerque. The devotions from Monday through Friday will mirror the devotions our team will use together.

Daily reading: Romans 12:1-2
June 29, 2015

Focus scripture: So brothers and sisters, because of God's mercies, I encourage you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to God.Romans 12:1

Eugene Peterson translates the passage this way "So here's what I want you to do, God helping you:  Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering."

We are to take every moment in our day and offer it to God.

Take a moment to think about how your actions and words either reflect or do not reflect the presence of God.

In what areas do you struggle?

Prayer:  God I pray that my entire day can be a reflection of your presence in my life.  Amen

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