“Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”
This is a tall order, to be sure! Notice how the calling to "put on" these characteristics comes from identity? As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved… that's you! Choosing to walk in the fruit of the Spirit comes from knowing who you are and whose you are! Thank the Lord that our lives belong to Jesus! We walk in a freedom that many people will never understand. Should our actions not reflect this freedom to the world with how we act? The fantastic thing is that God's grace empowers us to choose what we "put on" every day.
"WHEN WE LIVE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD, OUR ACTIONS MIRROR HIS CHARACTER."
LORD, thank you for your kindness, compassion, humility, and patience. Every good thing about me comes from you. Please forgive me for being short-tempered and selfish in my actions. Please teach me how to depend on your Spirit for direction, so every moment is a supernatural one.