Saturday, August 2, 2008
Therefore, as God's chosen woman, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Holy woman of God bear with every other woman who cross your path, though she may not meet your standards of godly living. Lift her up in prayer and forgive her whatever grievances you may have against her.
Forgive her completely as the Lord forgave you completely.
Holy Woman of God over all these virtues: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Holy woman of God let the peace of Christ rule in your heart, since you are a member of one body you were called to peace. Pursue peace, casting off confusion, chaos, gossip, envy, jealousy, and all such behaviors for they are unbecoming to Christ and do not reflect he Glory of our Lord.
And be thankful, holy woman of God, letting the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish your fellow sisters in Christ with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him for you are a holy woman of God daily preaching the good news of our Lord and Savior. Preach it boldly! For you are God ambassador in the earth.
(Colossians 3:12-17, paraphrased)