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“Change Your Clothes!”

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     It’s that time of the year where we are looking in the closet trying to decide what to wear.  I love dressing and putting together different colors, shoes, accessories and outfits.  However, now that the season is changing, we have to change our wardrobe.  We are taking our lighter clothes and replacing them for heavier clothes.  Our sandals and flip flops are being moved and replaced by our boots and closed in shoes.  Some of our clothes can be worn all year round and there is no need to change.  Let’s look at this from a spiritual view.

     As we change our wardrobe, I want to encourage you to dress in the wardrobe that God has picked out for you. Colossians 3:12-17 from the Message Bible says it so nicely: “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.  Never be without it.”

     Sometimes we are so particular about the clothes that we are wearing on the outside, but give little or no attention to the clothes that God wants us to put on.  Another version of the Bible tells us to put on mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, forgiveness and discipline.  Since the scripture tells us to put on these things, I have to conclude that if we are not intentional about putting them on, we end up wearing something else.

     Imagine what our marriages and relationships would be like if we all put on God’s wardrobe.  Let’s wear what God has picked out for us in our church, at home, on the job and every where we go.  God’s wardrobe is different from what we tend to put on.  Check your outfit, and see if it matches what God has picked out for you.  If not, “Change Your Clothes!”

Until next week . . .

Carolyn

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  1. Thanks for this timely post! We are excellently dressed when we are dressed tastefully inwardly and outwardly.

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