Imagine you've been given a designer wardrobe,whatever that dream label is for you.
I would be so excited, eager to try everything on and see how it fit and what it looked like and probably wouldn't hesitate to get rid of my old duds.
Did you know that when you give your life to Jesus you get an entirely new spiritual wardrobe? Yep check this out...'Now you're dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item custom made by the Creator with his label on it....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.'Colossians 3:10-14
Just as if we got a real-life to the touch wardrobe we have to choose to put it on, the clothing doesn't jump out of our closet and onto our bodies each day(although that would be cool) we have to physically pick up our clothing and put it on.
The same is with the wardrobe we've been given by God we must choose to put on compassion and kindness, to forgive even when we don't feel like it, even discipline, it's something we can put on.
And love? Well what is one item that you put on daily and never go without? ..underwear possibly..well love is like underwear. It's your basic all purpose garment and we are told to never be without love.
That old wardrobe of meanness, irritability, bad temper, laziness, selfishness and gossip may suddenly begin to feel like an old itchy sweater when we continually put on our new custom made wardrobe.
Once we wear our new wardrobe a while it becomes more comfortable, less stiff and forced, pretty soon it fits like we've always worn it.
Here's the hope, after we put on our new wardrobe God is the best tailor around and he will help you with the fit, he will help you tailor your new wardrobe to your perfect size. You are never alone in this, he is with you every single step of the way.
Like a true tailor he knows that once you put on your new made-just-for-you wardrobe you won't want to take it off because of the difference you feel living life in the way he designed, it will truly fit and feel so much better than that old itchy sweater!!
Love you friends, don't forget to put on your new wardrobe today and go out and be a blessing!!!
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