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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DRESSING FOR GOD ,PART TWO

We spend lots of time each day getting ready to go out into the world we are in.  For some it may be more time consuming than for others. Let's say it takes you one hour to shower, do your hair, put your makeup on(ladies), shave(men) and dress.  Did you spend as much time getting your spiritual body and spiritual mind ready for the day?

Each day we enter a 'battlefield' of sorts when we leave our home. Sad to say, some folks have battles at home as well which should not be. Anyway it is important to be clothed spiritually to meet the fiery darts the enemy will throw at you through the course of the day. We put on cloth garments that are washed and pressed but yet our earthly body does not get the spiritual dressing it needs to grow in Christ and be strong in the Lord. The enemy will even put thoughts in your head like, "you can do that later on today" but the day comes and goes and you fall into bed often times not even taking the time to 'rest on the word.'  If you want to walk with the Lord and live for Him then you need to dress spiritually on a daily basis too.

It is going to take desire on your part and discipline to change bad habits and to get in the habit of dressing spiritually.  God does not look at our outward appearance but he looks at our heart. How is your heart? Is it pure and seat apart for God? 1 Samuel 16:7 says " but the Lord says to Samuel, Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him, for God sees not  as man sees , for the man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart. "

1 Peter 3:3-4 says "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."

Do you pray, read the Bible, and insure your heart is pure? Have you forgiven those who have wronged you? Do you hold bitterness, hatred and envy in your heart? If so it is time to insure you put on your spiritual clothes as well as your regular clothes each day before going out into the world.

PRAYER: Lord I desire each day to clothe myself in righteousness and with a beautiful spirit. I will resist the attempts that Satan shoots at me trying to make me get disinterested in Christian things. I know I need to  dress spiritually daily to stay strong in the Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.

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