12 Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 You must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful. 16 Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.
Every morning when you get up, you dress yourselves for work or play. You do not go through your day wearing your night clothes. And for most of us in this country, we have a choice of what we are going to wear. Most have too many clothes and the decision can take some time depending on what the day will hold. Some do not even think about it and just get dressed. God wants us to get dressed every morning also, but not with clothes. He wants us to dress every morning with mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. It is a decision we make. Most of us do not give it any thought and are subject to whatever mood we feel. But to represent Christ to the world, we can decide to put on Christ instead. Yes, it would be an extra step and it would require knowing what to put on. The instructions are in the Book. And putting on Christ every day will make a huge difference in your day. As He is wrapped around you all day, you will express the attributes of Christ in your behavior. So decide to dress in Christ this morning and every morning.
Have a God Day!