Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Daily Walk Part 20 - What to Wear

She stood in front of the full length mirror satisfied with her look. The new clothes were fun to wear and she felt good in them. With everything in place she was out the door.

As women we can tend to spend a lot of time in front of the mirror. It’s important to us that when we go out we look just right. God cares about how I cloth myself too. Oh He doesn’t care if it’s the red dress or the black pants, but His Word does tell us what to put on. Listen…

“Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience…” Col. 3:12

Imagine the difference we would see in our lives if we got up in the morning and as we dressed we consciously put on these five pieces of spiritual clothing. God tells us the outcome would be peace ruling in our hearts.

Why don’t you try it and see for yourself. God’s Word is not only like a mirror that reflects back how we should look, but it is also provides us with the actual garments.

prayer & reflection

Dear Father God,
Today I want to clothe myself in your garments and experience the peace that can rule in my heart.

I put on compassion today. By your Holy Spirit give me a caring heart toward those whose lives touch mine today.

I put on kindness today too. Father, my day gets busy and people irritate me on the road, in the office and in my home. Give me a heart today that responds kindly where sandpaper relationships rub.

Help me to wear humility today, which is simply a consciousness of You as my Source so my confidence rests in You, not in myself throughout this day.

May I wear gentleness today. Let my voice, my tones, my interactions with people be firm where they must, but always with a gentle spirit in my heart.

Give me the garment of your patience. I am so often impatient. Help me today to remember how patient You are with me as You lead me on in walking with you. May I extend that same grace to those around me.

Father, thank you that You provide what I need. Pour your love into me today so that I may have it to give away. Give me a thankful outlook and let your peace rule in my heart as I choose to dress Your way today.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.