You know every day we do this common task…getting dressed. Hopefully. We learn how to get ourselves dressed from an early age. Boys are the best…because most are color blind and don’t care if it matches or not. Girls are all about the colors and getting attention. We grow up and appearance is the key to acceptance with people, places and power. We are taught as adults that certain colors represent personality traits and how to dress to win approval. Gain is more important than humbleness. Status is to be achieved above honor. What to say, how to think and act to stand out in the crowd…the worldly behaviors and tendencies.
Today, we have so many self helps out there that teach us how to come back from unhealthy behaviors, habits and destructive thinking. Could this be because when these authorities began back in the days talking, teaching and endorsing their theories…they now realize it was built on sand? They have discovered they need to rectify or correct somehow this humanistic reasoning? Again, do we really want to go forward with shallow truth only to have it sink in future generations?
We as believers in Jesus Christ have a solid rock to build our lives on that will not sink and that has proven to bless generations with the truth of His covenants. It is key to tell you that it is a covenant that God has honored to bless His people. We are His people, too. Despite what you have been told or even believe. You and I are here on this earth because past generations have lived and died to bring His promises to future generations. How? Through the word of God and through the prayers lifted up to Him. Life is the only act of regeneration. What your present or prior beliefs might be, it is subjective at best. It is self empowered, self based and self justified.
Now, to some what I have written might be fighting words. But I offer no apology. But I do offer the Cross of Jesus. The ultimate act of love for you and me. The gift of truth and salvation. The opportunity to have a personal relationship with Jesus. The way to dress your mind with the mind of Christ. The words of promise. The scriptures in the bible to redeem what the world has screwed up. Salvation is as simple as saying…”Lord, I believe you are the Son of God, forgive my sin. Thank you for saving my soul. Come into my heart, I commit my life to you.” Done. He is there to stay, in your heart. Now, use the word of God to direct your path. He is a faithful God and it is His grace that will work out every situation for your good. Trust Him and step out each day in faith. His Holy Spirit will teach you in all truth…an everlasting truth. Use it daily. Dress your character with the Word of God and you will obtain more than you ever thought possible in your life! Stay faithful and God will show himself faithful to you. Let love and faithfulness never leave you. 2Corth. 5:16-18
My Devotion: Philippians 2:1-11
You are a loving friend to the friendless. We can come to you when we are lonely and you will listen tenderly like a father to the fatherless. When false teachings have failed us, your Holy Spirit will show us your truth in the Word, lifting our hearts and minds to soar as an eagle. Praise your name. Praise the name of Jesus. We can live in freedom because Jesus bore it all on the Cross on our behalf, so we can have life and have it more abundantly. Thank you for continuing the covenant to the generations. amen