Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossions 3:12 NLT
Each morning begins with the dreaded ritual of walking into my closet. I peruse the options hanging before me. Which one will I wear today? Which one will hide the things I want to hide? Which one will be the most comfortable? What to wear, what to wear?
Oh, that we would take the same care and concern with dressing our soul each day.
Did you know God already has the perfect outfit picked out for your heart? This beautiful, miraculous clothing is one that makes us look oh so lovely, covers a multitude of imperfections, and brings incredible comfort to the soul.
The first thing you put on is the love of God. You know, God chose you to walk with Him in love. You dress yourself in the love of God by spending precious moments with Him as your day begins. As you sit with Him, the first layer covers your soul -- tenderhearted mercy.
Mercy is when we hold back consequences - possibly harsh - from someone even when they totally deserve the outcome of their actions. Mercy towards other people is difficult, yet incredibly possible when we allow Jesus to guide us. Through Jesus filling you with His Spirit you develop kindness, humility, gentleness and patience for those around you.
Amazing isn’t it? God desires for us to clothe ourselves with these amazing traits as we prepare for our day. Today is your day for looking beautiful, in the soul that is. Sit at the feet of Jesus and get dressed for the day.
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Have you been taking the time to dress your soul? Make the decision today to choose time at the feet of Jesus.
Dear Jesus, fill me with your spirit today. I desire to walk in your grace and mercy today. I ask Jesus that you fill me with your Spirit so that my heart and soul can be clothed with mercy, patience, gentleness, humility and kindness. Jesus, as I walk through this day, help me to be the hands and feet of you and love people towards you. Amen.
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