Read Colossians 3: 12-17
I visualize these verses as layers:
- First the inside layer (chosen one, holy & beloved). Being confident of this inside layer informs all the rest.
- Next my “clothes” of sorts: compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, bearing with one another, forgiveness.
- Lastly, my “coat” of love. Holding everything together is this love that can only come from Him.
Now this might seem silly, but take some time to draw your version of the description above.
Or just sit quietly and visualize it. Picture yourself really soaking into the truth that as a son or daughter of God, you are chosen, holy and beloved. The deep understanding of that changes your behaviors over time and you grow in compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, bearing with and forgiveness. Then a large blanket of love tightly wraps all of this. You are being conformed into His image.
As Paul asks (twice), spend some time giving thanks to your Father.