The Loveliest Garment

Can you recall when you first awakened this morning? How did you feel? Did you jump up with glee or were you still tired from lack of sleep?

From the moment our eyes awaken we are met with decisions. Perhaps those first decisions are minor. Decisions like, do I hop out of bed immediately or press the snooze button?  Make coffee or shower first? Wear red or black? Skirt or pants? Which shoes… oh, shoes should we even go there?

Our mornings are filled with many decisions. Most of which we do out of routine and without deep thought. But let’s go for a moment to the bigger decisions; those which require more consideration.  These types of decisions often take time; they require more from us, but their effects are far more reaching.

The most important decision I make today won’t be the clothes I put on or the shoes I choose. The most important decision I make will be found in the time I spend with the Lord. Jesus has an excellent wardrobe filled with the most lovely and beautiful garments.

His Word implores me in Romans 13:14, “clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

What do Jesus’ garments look like? We find them in Colossians 3:12-15: tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, making allowance for other’s faults, forgiveness, love and peace.

My friends, Jesus isn’t a one-time decision; He’s a moment by moment decision. Once we’ve made the most important decision to follow Him our next decision becomes what are we going to do with Him? It begins with focusing our thoughts on Him and practicing His presence in our lives continually.

Today, let’s not just think about the physical clothes we will wear, but let’s fix our thoughts on Jesus and be clothed with His presence. I can’t think of a better garment I would rather wear!

Father, I pray for each person reading these words. I pray you meet them in a very special way today and help them fulfill your Word to be clothed in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. You are the loveliest garment, Jesus; it is a privilege to take you with us each day! In Jesus Name, Amen.

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