This “bridge” chapter is so important because before we can clothe ourselves, we need to chisel like a sculptor, don’t we? Like Kelly writes on 68, “In essence, the truth presented in Colossians 2:11 grants us the chisel to start chipping away at these soul enemies, the power to begin the sanctification process…. when seeking to live the virtues, we first myst be aware of the work that is solely His: “God made [us] alive with Christ.” (Col 2:13).”
She also gives us the picture of the Negro and Solimoes Rivers coming together and that at first they run side by side, though they are one body. The picture below is from Kelly’s trip.
At first, our “meeting of the waters” – Jesus – doesn’t always blend, does it? It takes time for our lives to reflect him. This was such an a-ha moment for me. What a perfect illustration.
Seed: What am I practicing? Pondering this important question from page 71.
Water: Looking for opportunities of being intentional
Grow: Eliminating “thin pleasures” in my life.
And what about you?