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?