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What are You Wearing Today?

This has been on my mind for some time. I would have normally kept it for later but no, I can be impetuous! We all struggle with this and I see it time and again in our courses.


I think we fail to connect with the fact we are wholly loved and it is why we fail to clothe ourselves with the right garments. The clothes have been given to us, supplied, provided fully and with out lack.

It’s all supplied for us already.

Col 3:12 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. 13 Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. 14 And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. 15 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. 16 Let the Word of Christ - the Message - have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! 17 Let every detail in your lives - words, actions, whatever - be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way. MSG


The worries of this world take over i.e. we so easily become ‘task oriented’ and loose sight of the most rewarding and eternal treasures which are our relationships.

Firstly with Jesus, how much time does the average Christian spend each day sitting in His presence? He is the tailor, supplier of my garments for each day of my life... if I let Him.

Yesterday’s garments have had to be put in the wash… new day new garments… that’s how we stay fresh.

Secondly with each other, these are the people who look at our garments and are influenced by them. Which ever way we go we are wearing a garment each day, good or bad… our choice.

But it seems that many are waiting for their garments to arrive…

‘oh I will be able to do this once I get my life sorted’  or

‘if only he or she would change then I can wear the garments Jesus gave me’.

Doesn’t make sense does it? But that’s what we do… wait for circumstances to change.

What we fail to realise is, if we were to wear the garments we have been given then our circumstances would change…

 

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