Monday, April 21, 2014

Dressed Up in Christ

Yesterday, lots of little girls and boys in church wore their newest and finest Easter clothes. It was so cute to see them dancing around in their finest attire. Even though people don’t always “dress up” for church anymore, on Easter Sunday most of them do. Our three youngest grands were no exception and Stella was precious in her blue “twirling” dress. Nothing but the finest for the special day. The songs we sang were about the power of the resurrection and the worship of our living Savior, who rose again. All in all it was an encouraging service, reminding us of God’s great love and mercy for us all. 
God speaks to my heart. My believers are meant to show their finest of the faith every single day. Easter is to be lived daily. I AM the Resurrection and the Life. Following Me gives you power you would never have, could never have, on your own. Your finest regalia of the faith is found in My Word, delivered by My Spirit into your heart. Wear your faith with joy. Live your faith with gusto. Stay in your best dressed faith attire daily. You can walk in the power of the Resurrection everywhere. I AM the One Who came so that you could have life more abundantly – beyond your own vision of abundance. This life in Me is abundant living, abundant prayer, abundant service, abundant love, abundant sacrifice, abundance in every single area of your life. My Word says you can put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh – the more you dress up your life with Me, the less likely you will live in the meagerness of the flesh. I AM for you- I will guide you into all truth. Everything you have, in Me, is free. Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice so that you can dress up your life in Him without payment. Your salvation is free, your walk with the Lord is paid for and your destiny is secure. I love you – with an everlasting love. You can draw from Me and never feel thirsty or hungry for the old life ever again.
Oh beloved, today is just a plain old Monday. Why not dress it up in Christ? Ask the Holy Spirit to make your day as wonderful as Easter Sunday. He will do this for you. He will make your ordinary extraordinary. He will make your mundane delightful. He will give you peace beyond measure, joy beyond pain, life beyond sorrow and purpose beyond your circumstances. Christ came for you – He died for you, He rose for you and He intercedes for you even now at the Father’s right hand. He can take care of your problems, relieve your burdens, repair your hurts and set you on high with Him. Just ask – it is the Father’s good pleasure to dress you in His finest.
God loves you and He’s for you every single day. That’s why you can wake up, praise Him, live in the light of His Word and let Him choose His best for you all the days of your life.
Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. NAS
Psalm 89:15 How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
Galatians 3:27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.
Ephesians 3:29 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.
Colossians 3:12 Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

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