The Father’s Provision: Thee Designer-Label Clothes
“Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire.
Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with His label on it…
So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.”
Colossians 3:9-10; 13-14 MSG
Look in your closet. Do you still have old, ill-fitting clothes that should be outta there? They’re useless. Taking up space. Perhaps reminding you of your old life. Your old ways. Get rid of them.
You’ll want to have plenty of room for your new wardrobe!! And who wouldn’t like that? Garments custom-made for you. Tailored to fit you perfectly. Designer labels. Oh, not just any designer. THEE DESIGNER!! You’ll be dressed in a new wardrobe, custom-made with His label on it!!
But, here’s the deal…you need to get rid of the old clothes before you can put on “His Label” clothes.
See, God Himself has picked out your wardrobe to wear. Dress in compassion. Clothe yourself in kindness, humility and discipline. Wear quiet strength. These clothes will never wear out. Never go out of style.
And as the final touch to your outfit, put on love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
God’s wardrobe picked out just for you…so you could look just like Him and act just like Him! Others will compliment your “complete look”. You can turn around and tell them it’s the latest style… now and forever. It’s His Label and He’s got an ensemble picked out perfectly for you too!!
That’s the Father’s provision…a brand, new wardrobe that will always be “the rage.”