I was reading in the second chapter of Colossians, a passage that talks about how Life with Christ isn't meant to be a lot of rules, but freedom from a lot of regulations, which was a very common part of religious practice in that time. I know that can sound like some church experiences today too. The idea isn't that what we do isn't important, but that if our heart and attitude are congruent with who we know Christ to be, what flows out of that should be a good thing.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6Overflowing. Love that. I definitely want to be overflowing with thankfulness.
In preparation for Thanksgiving (when I can naturally overflow with busyness, rather than thankfulness), I want to set aside daily moments alone with God's presence, to slow down and intentionally dwell in gratitude.
Consider joining me.