Getcher Clothes On!

To  be kind to someone who’s a total jerk…

or patient with the mean-hearted,

makes us feel vulnerable & weak.

Forgiving the one who hurts us seems whimpy & makes

us feel emotionally naked.

JESUS says the opposite (as usual).

Colossians  3 tells us to CLOTHE OURSELVES with

tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness…

and to FORGIVE.

WHAT?

“Clothe” is an action verb… we must choose to do these things.

But as a result WE ARE CLOTHED!

Covered!

Protected!

Safe!

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How can we do this?

Remembering that JESUS forgives US! We don’t earn His love.

We don’t deserve it.

It’s OK if someone else “doesn’t deserve to be treated kindly,”

do it anyway… and you’ll be surprised how “un-naked” you’ll feel.

9 thoughts on “Getcher Clothes On!

  1. I luv it! Thx 4 the reminder 2 do those things needed (because of Christ) 2 remain sufficiently cover…un-naked…as u so graciously put it. 🙂 It’s wonderful 2 b reading 2gether.

  2. I love when you say that clothe is an action! It is so true. We don’t just wake up in the morning dressed for the day. We have to choose what we are going to wear. And the same is true spiritually – we have to choose each day what we are going to clothe ourselves with. Thanks for this post!

  3. I love that choosing to act (dress) like Jesus keeps us safe! He protects our hearts rather than having to defend ourselves. Great blog!

  4. Ok, seriously, this happened to me for over a week! someone was so so so so mean to me, and I just kept thinking I can’t retaliate! I can’t! God worked in my like crazy for a week and a half… I ended up doing something nice for him on Friday, and it was difficult, but seriously, I heard God say to me “well done, well done”

  5. I like how you said that it is a choice to “clothe” ourselves. It’s a good reminder. So often when someone hurts me, I tend to default to ‘reaction’ instead of choosing the ‘right action’. Love it when you kick me in the butt with a good word like this, Netta!

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