"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear." ~ Luke 12:22
WhAt wIlL I wEaR?
Actually, I had gone to Target earlier in the day on Saturday looking for something new to wear. After all, I couldn't have asked for a better excuse than getting together with "old" pals to find something "new" that would make me look not so "old"! The Spirit kept pressing on my heart to "NOT" purchase an item or two of new clothing. Believe me... it was a battle! I WANTED something new! God was telling me I didn't NEED anything new! I walked out of Target only buying a jug of bleach. I called Jim from the car and told him I had driven all the way to Target for a bottle of bleach that cost $1.47. Grrrr!
I had to chuckle Sunday morning when Pastor was discussing the portion of scripture form Luke 12, referring to what we will wear. Didn't I just go through a "what to wear moment" the day before? How many times have you and I stood in front of our overflowing closets and exclaimed "I don't have anything to wear"? Um, well I have done that more times than I care to count. I did it the day before didn't I! If we really think about it... our comment about not having anything to wear actually translates to "I don't want to wear anything I have in my closet!" I love that His urging to "NOT" buy something on Saturday turned into a teaching moment on Sunday
ThIs iS wHaT I sHoUlD wEaR
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. ~ Colossians 3:12
As women we love our clothes! At least I do! I am a sucker for cute clothes! New clothes... a good sale! I have to confess Kohl's is a wonderful place (my favorite place to shop) and has wonderful sales! However, my beauty is not defined by my new cute top, those cute shoes, or a great fitting pair of jeans (although those luxuries God provides are wonderful gifts). When I exclaim "I have nothing to wear" I need to remind myself that as a chosen daughter of God that I do not have to worry about what I will wear (Luke 12:22) as He has provided me so much! And I do have something to wear! Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12) My true desire is to appreciate and acknowledge that God has given me all I need and has clothed me with His gifts and grace!
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