#11 Colossians 3:12 Therefore, As God’s Chosen PeopleOn March 21, 2021 by Amy Burgin
Episode#11 Colossians 3:12
Welcome to The Christgazing Podcast. We are so glad you’re here. I’m Amy Burgin.
I’m Joy Burgin
Christgazing, similar to stargazing, is rooted in Psalm 27:4, which, in The Message reads,
I’m asking God for one thing,
only one thing:
To live with him in his house
my whole life long.
I’ll contemplate his beauty;
I’ll study at his feet.
This podcast is for those of us who share this desire or who wonder who God really is. We make make space here for us contemplate the beauty of the LORD by gazing on one biblical passage as Joy reads it several times and creates stillness after each reading to consider who God is and what he wants. We are in the middle of a series of episodes covering Colossians 3:1-17. Today, we gaze on verse 12.
Pour Out Your Heart to God
Before Joy reads it, take 30 seconds to pour out your heart to God, whether it be gratitude, anger, peace of frustration – Whatever is on your mind, name it and bring it to the Lord in these next 30 seconds.
What Does This Passage Say About God?
I’m going to ready today’s passage two times. As I read, consider the question, “What does this passage say about God?” What does he want? What has he done? What is doing?
Take a few moments to answer the question, “What does this passage tell you about God?”[Pause and know]
What Does This Passage Say About People?
As I read the scripture again, consider the question, “What does this passage tell you about people?” What do people think? What do people do? What do people need?
Take a few moments to answer the question, “What does this passage tell you about people?”[Pause and know]
Lord, What Would You Have Me Know or Do Today?
As I read for the last time, ask God the question, “Lord, what would you have me do today in response to this passage?” Remember, he is a good teacher. God wants you to know him better. He never condemns or belittles but rather, he is the lifter of our heads.
Take a few moments to listen for his voice as you ask him, “Lord, what would you have me know or do today?”[Pause and listen]
Christgazer, may the Lord bless you and keep you. May he cause his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May he turn his face toward you and give you peace. May you also turn your face toward his, see his shining face and know you are his chosen child, holy, dearly loved and very well dressed.
I’m reminded of Galatians 5:22-23, which says, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Wow. Glory to God our Father who provides us beautiful clothes to wear and pleasurable fruit to bear.
Joy and I will be back again next week continuing in Colossians Chapter 3. We leave you again with our familiar closing, When you put your trust in Christ, you are one in whom he dwells and delights, a dearly loved child of God. You are royalty in his strong and unshakeable kingdom. Though trouble abounds, Christ prevails and so do you.