Thursday, May 3rd


"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive." Colossians 3:12-13

Dear Jesus, every morning I must decide how I will dress that day.  Sometimes it gives me a low level of anxiety because the clothes I thought would fit the day are not clean.  I have to settle for something less than I hoped.  But I see in this passage that you have filled the closet in my heart with a wardrobe that never gets dirty.  It's the virtues that come from your love which your Holy Spirit keeps laundered and hanging in my soul.  Help me to dress with this patience, humility, forgiveness, and compassion.  So, when others encounter me today they do not remember what I was wearing on my torso as much as they remember what I wore on my soul.  Give me your grace that enables me to dress for loving and truthful living.  AMEN

God has given us all amazing clothes to wear on our hearts.  Make sure you change into them throughout the day.

Additional Readings: Philippians 2:3-1, 2 Corinthians 6:3-13, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 6:10-20