In his book, The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, “The first call which every Christian experiences is the call to abandon the attachments of this world.”
In the third chapter of Colossians, Paul tells each of us to put away what is earthly and put on the new self. The committed follower Paul describes is holy, compassionate, kind, humble, patient and forgiving, and thankful.
Our walk following Christ is a journey. Let’s face it. Some days are better than others. So how can our walk be more consistent?
Paul gives us some insight when he tells us to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. “
Colossians 3: 16-17