Far from what I once was but not yet what I'm going to be

"and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all." {Colossians 3:10-11}

This passage in the letter Paul wrote to the believers in Colosse is so powerful! The believers were called to put OFF & to DEATH the old man, the fleshy ways that they once were so accustomed to. As 19th century English preacher Charles Spurgeon said, "We are to leave the grave of iniquity & the graveclothes of our sin behind."

Instead, they were to put ON the new man & clothe themselves with tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering & love (v. 12, 14). As believers today, we're called to the same transformation. It is certainly a life-long journey & like the beautiful quote above says, we're not done yet but we're not the same that we once were.

Philippians 1:6 is an awesome reminder of God's continuing work in our lives: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus."  When will we see that perfection? That day when we reach heaven's streets of gold :)

September Goals

>> Finish reading A God Entranced Vision of All Things (carryover) & Through the Gates of Splendor
>> Drink 4 water bottles of water (or more!) daily
>> Take firearm class with Deano
>> Catch up on all LMP editing, website updates, etc.
>> Shoot 2 wonderful Winchester & DC portrait sessions
>> Continue apartment searching & line up more visits
>> Have our monthly budget meeting


>> Read & mediate on God's Word
>> Pray (Adoration | Confession | Thanksgiving | Supplication)
>> Set aside time to truly rest & reflect
>> Date night
>> Connect with family
>> Seek to serve & bless others
>> Go for walks/run
>> Blog 2x
>> Stay faithful to our budget