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“What are you putting on?”

What should I put on? This is often a question I ask myself each day. I know some people don’t give it much thought, but one of the things that I have always enjoyed since I was a little girl is getting dressed. I love the whole idea of coordinating outfits and putting on clothes each day. When there is a special event, I love figuring out the right thing to put on. The ironic thing is that I married a man who appreciates this about me and part of him enjoys getting dressed too. When it comes to a relationship, the clothes that one puts on will vary from day to day based on the person. However, if you want a lasting relationship, there are some clothes that everyone needs to PUT ON!

In Colossians 3:12-14 the Bible says, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”

May the Lord help us to put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, and longsuffering. Father, we ask that you would give us the patience to bear with one another. Teach us to walk in forgiveness and to cast our complaints on You. Make us mindful of the fact that You forgive us therefore, we can forgive others. Show us how to love the way that You love.

As much as I love to put on different styles and colors (orange is my favorite) of clothing, I know that my outward clothing is not as important as the wardrobe mentioned in Colossians. I want to encourage every husband, wife, parent and everyone in a relationship to PUT ON Colossians 3:12-14. Ask God to help you get dressed!

Until next time . . .



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11 thoughts on ““What are you putting on?”

  1. Nicole on said:

    Amen! If we could “put on” those things every day —-wow, what a difference!

  2. rukiyatg on said:

    “ put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another”. Whew, this is one of the verses I need to commit to memory! The “bearing with one another” really hit me today. People can be difficult and time spent with them can be taxing… but kindness, humility and meekness really go into full display when we have to actually bear with one another. Thanks for the guidance and the reminder!

  3. R Ham on said:

    What a great word!  I read this as I was getting dressed & took pause to ask God to help me get dressed. Appreciate you & your words of wisdom. Have a blessed day!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

  4. This verse is truly my spiritual “style guide” as well as Ephesians 6: 10-18) putting on the full armor of God! Rev. Carolyn you are styled beautifully and inwardly!

  5. Erica Johnson on said:

    Good Morning Rev. Tatum,

    I love this message! Thanks for sending it. It was very timely. And your dress is beautiful 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡


    📨 From: E.J’s iPad 💜


  6. Janice Octavia Nelson on said:

    Love this OUTFIT… Colossians 3:12-14! Looking Good in the neighborhood!!! Thank you!!!

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