Do you have any clothes in your closet or dresser drawers that you’ve had for a really long time?
And that you still wear regularly?
Maybe these clothes have some special significance or comfort for you. Maybe they’ve just weathered the passing of time exceptionally well. Maybe they’ve never gone out of fashion–or at least not your sense of fashion!
I’ve got a few long-lasting favorites of my own: a silk blouse and a dressy sweater–both about twenty-three years old and bought while living in France. Another favorite is my twenty-one year old Mickey Mouse sweatshirt I got on our first trip to Disney Land after moving from France to Southern California. (I didn’t realize then that we’d be back for a total of seven times over the next two years! With our two little girls and LOTS of guests!)
As amazingly well as these three articles of clothing have stood the test of time (and some very major life-changes) there is nothing more lasting than the eternally-enduring clothing–our Spiritual Wardrobe–that our Holy God and Heavenly Father has designed for us who have put our lives into His loving hands.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
CLOTHE yourselves with compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other
and forgive whatever grievances
you may have against one another.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on LOVE,
which binds them all together in perfect unity.
You’ve heard it said, “The clothing makes the man.”
Well, our God has beautifully fashioned the perfect clothing that will re-make–will powerfully transform–every man, woman and child that belong to Him.
God has perfectly and powerfully designed the Ultimate Fashion Make-Over for each of His children!
And God begins our Ultimate Fashion Make-Over from the inside out! And it lasts for all eternity! God’s fashions are meant to fashion us into the very likeness of His Son–our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We just have to stay in God’s hands and hold still long enough to let Him dress us!
Are you wearing God’s Designer Fashions?
Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience,
What’s in your closet? What are you wearing now?
Is it time for you to have an Ultimate Fashion Make-Over by our LORD–The Ultimate Designer?
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane