But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these:
anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
Do not lie to each other,
since you have taken off your old self with its practice
and have put on the new self,
which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love,
which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.
And be thankful.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
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.
My daughter loves to go shopping and find all the latest trends.
Well did you know God has a set of new clothes for us as His children.
If you look over the verses above, you will see the differences between the "Old" self and
the "New" Self.
Even though we are all in process, these things we are to choose to put on everyday, sometimes moment by moment, second by second.
If you are finding that you are struggling with the old man tendencies, my suggestion to you is find what is causing you to react that way, and submit it to God. Somethings in life we can't change certain things, but we can always change how close we are to a situation. Next fall in love with Jesus. Spend more time receiving His love into your life. In Jesus presence is fullness of Joy. I find the more I take time in the presence of Jesus, the more it is to clothe myself as He desires.
Choose to Behave this way. A lot comes down to our choices. Do you choose to loose your temper? Do you choose to wait to answer before you speak? The choice is yours.
Ask the Holy Spirit to Help you Choose things that Please the heart of God.
Abiding in Christ's Word and Praise, nurtures your spiritual life and produces good character within us.
Take a look at your spiritual wardrobe. Is there somethings you can get rid of? Is there others you just have hanging in your self that needs to be more active in your life?
Put on the New Self and Be blessed.