"So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as The Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment."!! Colossians 3:12-14 (msg)
Everyday we ask ourselves, "what am I going to wear today?" There is even a TV show that is called "What Not To Wear"...when I saw that title, it made me think about God's words to us on what we should "put on" and "wear" everyday! No matter what season it is, no matter what size we are, no matter what is "in style", no matter what...Colossians 3:12-14 teaches us, as God's chosen children..."What To Wear"! Good News...One Size Fits ALL BELIEVERS!!
Why does it matter what we put on and wear everyday? All we have to do is read the newspapers, listen to the most recent tragic breaking news, and reflect on what is going on around us to see why it is so important to put on God's Garments each day and share them with others! This is something we cannot do on our own, we must ask God to supernaturally allow us to wear His loving example & walk in ways that reflect His Image!!
When we wear God's Garments, people who need the Lord, and believers that need to borrow some of what we are wearing, will See Jesus on everyone of the tags of the clothing that we have on...from the inside out!
As we put on and wear what is from The Lord, it is very important to know "What NOT to Wear"! Colossians 3:1-11 teaches believers what NOT to wear and/or what to take off/put away daily! "rid yourselves (clean out the closets of our heart) of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on your new self, which is being renewed in the image of its Creator..." Colossians 3: 8-10 (NIV)
We live in a world that is raging against God and many people against one another; therefore, we have an even more urgent calling from God to "Put On His Righteousness" that is always in style!!!
- Please read Colossians 3 ♥Please memorize/meditate on the verse that is 4U!
- What are some things/clothes that God wants us to "take off-get rid of"?
- What Do We Need To Wear Everyday?!!!
- Who Needs Us To Share Jesus With Them?