Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT. Putting off grudges and putting on forgiveness gave me one of the most freeing experiences I … More Put off grudges! Put on forgiveness!
But I say love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! Matthew 5:44 NLT. This is a command straight from the mouth of Jesus. It is very clear about what we should do. So on day 22 of the Put Off, Put On challenge, I challenge you to put on this command and live it … More Put off hate! Put on love!
How often do we follow the latest trends? We wear what everyone else is wearing, put makeup on like everyone else puts it on, and whatever shoes or bag the happy people wear we have to get too. Then whoever doesn’t fit the norm whether by size or style they get picked apart, as much … More Put off vanity! Put on authenticity!
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 NLT. What a challenge it is to put ourselves anywhere but first in our lives and thoughts and actions! It’s a challenge but an expectation that God has for us as Christians. That verse in Philippians tells us … More Put off selfishness! Put on humility!
So lets not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore if we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone especially those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:9-10 NLT. In our busy lives, sometimes we just … More Put off idleness! Put on serving!
Have you ever had regret that lingered longer than even the aftermath of the bad decision? It can make us feel bitter. Worst of all it is bitterness toward ourselves! But what good is regret? It isn’t the same as remorse or repentance. It is the feeling of deep longing to go back and undo … More Put off regret! put on a future!
For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all. Luke 8:17 NLT. If we want to be more like Christ our Savior, we need to stop telling lies, and tell the truth, stop concealing our hidden motives, … More Put off lies! Put on truth!
Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:22-24 NLT I love that this verse doesn’t just say put off your … More Put off old self! Put on new self!
What about the season of life that seems hopeless? What then? Or what now? Like I have asked God many times what do you want me to do? Especially when I feel life has speared me. In my marriage the moment my husband said I don’t love you and I don’t think I ever can … More Put off Hopeless! Put on faith!
Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience Gods peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6-7 NLT. This verse makes it very clear how … More Put off worry! Put on peace!