“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
In this New Year, let’s watch carefully what we allow and not allow into our life! Let us EXCHANGE OLD EVIL habits with NEW GOOD ones! Let us listen carefully to the advice St. Paul gave the Ephesians and do likewise. Let us exchange any bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, slander and ALL TYPES OF EVIL behaviour with KINDNESS, TENDERHEARTEDNESS, and FORGIVENESS!
GET RID of anything evil, instead be KIND with your words, with your attitude towards others when they make a mistake. Be TENDERHEARTED, empathizing with people’s feelings and being sensitive to their situation. Be FORGIVING others as God forgave you, learning to let go of people’s lapses.
Will you allow God’s transformation of you to continue this year? Will you STRUGGLE earnestly to live in CHRIST and be in His Likeness!! Reach out to your Father of Confession today and clean up the old habits replacing them with God’s given gift of forgiveness and be the New Creation He granted you to be in Jesus Christ our Lord!