Read all of Colossians, the entire short book, everyday before you dissect the daily verse or passage. Today’s passage is Colossians 1:4
Colossians 1:4 ESV
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints,
PAST: answer what this verse meant to the original recipients in the PAST.
The people Paul was writing to were Christians. Paul was pleased to know that the church at Colossae were full of faith and love for one another.
EVERYONE: re-write the verse in your own words to reflect the universal truth that applies to EVERYONE.
Allow your faith to be known to everyone. Share life with other Christians and love them well.
PRESENT: what does this verse mean to you and how should you apply it today in the PRESENT.
Loving others can be hard for me. I am an introvert who can easily stay at home for weeks only to go out for lunch with my even more introverted husband. My love in action for other Christians in my church is lacking. I try, but feel, perhaps it is not enough. My own fears and insecurities get in the way. I must work harder at loving others in my church.
TO MY READER: Share your thoughts in the comments. Feel free to share your entire PEP so we can learn from each other. Blessings! ~ Jen