Yes, I know. I said I was going to stay away from here. And this post has little to do with my current series. But have you ever just had something in your heart, and you just had to share it or you would burst?
This verse is on my heart today:
Colossians 3:12, 14 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience . . . And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Have you ever stood in your crowded closet, staring at piles and piles of clothing, but felt you had nothing to wear? That happens to me.
I end up wearing the same old tired things again and again, when truly, if I would just take the time to scoot those hangers to the side and really look at my clothes, I might rediscover something “new” and fresh.
Sometimes, we wear the same old tired attitudes, instead of taking the time to rediscover the treasures that God has placed in our hearts. They are there, my friends, for God has already given us everything we need to live for him. But for some reason, we hang onto our old self-centered attitudes. We are easily annoyed. We feel miffed at the world for things we can’t even explain, and we respond to others with our dingy old standbys.
But if we dig deep, and examine the treasures that God has provided, we will find compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. And as the crowning glory of it all, we will find love. When we wear these things, we will look beautiful to everyone who sees us! It will be like having a shiny new outfit, because God’s glory will surround us.
I’m so glad God cares about what we wear, aren’t you?
Sorry, Renae, but I see you with a great, beautiful outfit on every day. I wish I could dress out of your closet!
Well, if you’re referring to my actual fabric clothing, you can have it. Nothing too exciting there. 🙁
But if you’re referring to the wardrobe God has supplied, thanks for the compliment! You know you have the same things hanging in your closet.
Actually, come to think of it, I see you wearing those things all the time! 😉
Great observations, Renae! Of course, I am at a disadvantage here, as I have never seen your wardrobe, but it sounds just like mine and the way you look at it and what you pick to wear also sounds just like me!
Thanks for the reminder of what is much more important.
Thanks, Jeanette! I think all the Morning Coffee gals need to go shopping together. Whaddaya think?
Oh this is one of my favorite verses! I wrote it on the paper part of a dry cleaner hanger at one point and hung it in my closet. Maybe I need to do that again!
What a great idea, Alyssa! I may have to go do that myself!
Renae, I wear my better clothes when I’m going somewhere & I’m afraid the same thing happens many times with my attitudes, etc. I wear my older, sloppier clothes at home, and too often my less desirable qualities come out at home as well. I’m guessing that’s a common condition for a lot of us. A condition we need to work on, huh?! Thanks for the reminder to wear qualities that are pleasing to God and a blessing to others.
You’re right, Cheryl. We often try to impress people with our best clothes and our best attitudes. But when we get home, we put on our sloppy clothes and attitudes. Great analogy!
I think God is most impressed – or not – by how we act when no one is watching.
I love this reminder!!