Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Picky About His Clothes"

My sweet Joshua is sooo picky about his clothes. Long sleeve shirts have to stop right at his wrist. If a shirt has a big neck he has to wear an undershirt. If a button down shows any of his chest he will button the top button. (you know Steve Urkel style.) Shoes have to be double knotted and tight. Pants cannot be loose in the waist, they must fit extremely tight. Socks have to cover his ankle and fit his heel perfectly. OK seriously, these are the rules we deal with everyday. He is picky about the way he is clothed. My prayer for him and for me is that we would be equally as picky when it comes to how we are clothed in Christ.

Colossians 3:12-14 "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."

I guess Joshua is on to something because how we are clothed matters to God too. Each day do you clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, forgiveness, patience and love which binds them all together? Some days I do and then other days one or more of these articles is missing. We need to dress ourselves each day with these things because we are holy and dearly loved. We need to learn as God's chosen people to be "picky about our clothes."

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